Night & Ox

October 11, 2016|
Night & Ox by Jordan Scott
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bronchia think
form a bombsight
think periosteum singing
particle falconry workpiece
two lowcut hills seeking
what stone is
for body
is herd

Night & Oxis a long poem working its interruptions to a degree where it''s broken by the will to live. A poem that invokes expansive loneliness, where the poet''s emotional response is to endure. A crushed line of astral forms and anatomy in perpetual remove; it is a poem that nurtures vulnerability: some soft-footed embryo sounds against language''s viscera. Night & Ox possesses a feral minimalism for those too tired and too frantic with joy to cope with narrative.

''A fierce, ladderlike cri de c�ur - at times a cri de cur - Night & Ox pulses with sawblade nocturnes that gnaw through the very rungs on which they''re wrung. One part Jabberwocky-talkie, one part fatherhood ode, the poem seeks a threshold, where the "mondayescent�* gives way to ardour, splendour, even love. Scott is a cosmoglot of the throat''s ravine, and this is his manic, pandemonic article of faith.'' - Andrew Zawacki

Praise for Blert:

''Scott takes us down to the basement of words, where sound and rhythm rule, and poets learn their craft. Blert is a strange and gorgeous work of linguistic materialism.'' - Dennis Lee

Jordan Scott is the author of Silt (2005), blert (2008) and, with Stephen Collis, Decomp (2013). Scott is the 2015/16 Writer-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University. He lives in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
Title:Night & Ox
Product dimensions:88 pages, 7.75 X 4.75 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:88 pages, 7.75 X 4.75 X 0 in
Published:October 11, 2016
Publisher:Coach House Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781552453292

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