fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround by Steven Smithfluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround by Steven Smith

fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround

bySteven Smith

Paperback | March 1, 2007

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Fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surround is poetry at its most eloquent. In this long poem, Smith imagistically evokes birds and plants, physical torture, and human relationships, as he delves into the meaning of words and ponders language itself. In this sometimes personal, sometimes documentary, work, Smith references a wide range of subjects, including science, fishing, and other poets and artists--Canadian and international. Themes that run throughout the book include death, food, and Smith's relationships with his father and his son. This sometimes dark, sometimes humorous, poetic work explores the possibilities and nuances of language, and seeks to find a form of expression outside of free verse and prose, with a meditative pace. Smith's tendency to dart in and out of ideas and concepts is delicately balanced by echoes and recurrences, and his quest to explore and expand, for himself, the possibilities of poetry.

Steven Ross Smith writes poetry, prose and explores the realms of sound and performance poetry. A founding editor of Underwhich Editions, he is an innovator at the level of process and in the resulting manifestations, on and off the page. He has published, by performance or in print, in England, Holland, the USA, and Canada. His publis...
Title:fluttertongue 4: adagio for the pressured surroundFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2007Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897126123

ISBN - 13:9781897126127