And His Orchestra by Benjamin PaloffAnd His Orchestra by Benjamin Paloff

And His Orchestra

byBenjamin Paloff

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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In his second collection, Benjamin Paloff examines how we relate to others by relating to ourselves, and vice-versa—how the speech that runs through our heads as we run errands, wash the dishes, or brush our teeth is always and inescapably in conversation with those to whom we owe an unpayable debt. In poems that orchestrate imaginal dialogues with absent friends, And His Orchestra traces the inner experience of attachment, intimacy, and separation.
BENJAMIN PALOFF is the author of an earlier collection of poems, The Politics, and the translator of several works from Central and Eastern Europe. He teaches at the University of Michigan.
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Title:And His OrchestraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Carnegie Mellon University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887485995

ISBN - 13:9780887485992

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Table of Contents

• Intro
Being and Event
Event and Identity
Identity and Difference
Difference and Repetition
Repetition/Fear and Trembling
Humanism and Terror
Terrors and Experts
Experience and Education
On Education and Kindred Subjects
On Nothing and Kindred Subjects
Subjects of Desire
Desire and Domestic Fiction
Fictional Truth
Truth and Method
Methods of Logic
Logic and Time
Time and Sense
Poetry and the Fate of the Sense
The End of the Poem
The Illusion of the End
Beyond the Chains of Illusion
The Great Chain of Being

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In his second collection, Benjamin Paloff examines how we relate to others by relating to ourselves, and vice-versa—how the speech that runs through our heads as we run errands, wash the dishes, or brush our teeth is always and inescapably in conversation with those to whom we owe an unpayable debt. In poems that orchestrate imaginal dialogues with absent friends, And His Orchestra traces the inner experience of attachment, intimacy, and separation.“Benjamin Paloff—and his orchestra—improvise a poetry of ideas that takes ontology and philosophy into wildly engaging and ungoverned territory. The spaces between relations—human and linguistic—fibrillate and shift in these ingenious meditations. [. . .] Paloff’s Orchestra is constructed of speech as much as ideas, and the language is so colloquial and omniscient it’s like eavesdropping on the inner life of a demiurge. The effect is mesmerizing.” - Alice Fulton