RAG by Julie CarrRAG by Julie Carr

RAG

byJulie Carr

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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The question of civic lyric—the possibility of a politics of mourning—runs through this book-length aria-errancy-eros. All vectors of “rag” are at work: polemic political journal, syncopated turn-of-century song, menstrual blood, burial shroud, complaint, insult, a wiping cloth, the barest semblance of clothes, the slang word for woman. The energy running beneath this rag is human violence and sexual force erupting through fragments of film, fairy tale, news, novels: a father on fire, stranger in tears, prisoner who believes he’s a dog, women dressed in food, women refusing to eat, a body with no face, or a face with no skin. RAG spirals forward, picking up recurrent language, its narratives troubled by stutter, broken by what can’t be told.
JULIE CARR is the author of four books of poetry, including 100 Notes on Violence (Sawtooth Prize) and Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines (National Poetry Series). Her critical work Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry was published in 2013. She lives in Denver, teaches at University of Colorado, ...
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Title:RAGFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Omnidawn PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1890650935

ISBN - 13:9781890650933

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The question of civic lyric—the possibility of a politics of mourning—runs through this book-length aria-errancy-eros. All vectors of “rag” are at work: polemic political journal, syncopated turn-of-century song, menstrual blood, burial shroud, complaint, insult, a wiping cloth, the barest semblance of clothes, the slang word for woman. The energy running beneath this rag is human violence and sexual force erupting through fragments of film, fairy tale, news, novels: a father on fire, stranger in tears, prisoner who believes he’s a dog, women dressed in food, women refusing to eat, a body with no face, or a face with no skin. RAG spirals forward, picking up recurrent language, its narratives troubled by stutter, broken by what can’t be told.“Brilliant, shardy, delicate and steel-strong, these bloodlines pierce the reader.” - Maria Damon, Dark End Of The Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry