Run Through Rock: Selected Short Poems of Besmilr Brigham by Besmilr Brigham

Run Through Rock: Selected Short Poems of Besmilr Brigham

byBesmilr Brigham

Kobo ebook | February 4, 2014

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Run Through Rock is a humble yet unparalleled contribution to 20th century American poetry, a recuperative selection of a radically eccentric poet's work. Selected, edited and reverently framed by poet C.D. Wright, Besmilr Brigham's voice is here codified in its own volume for the first time since 1972; a voice "autochthonous, primally so," Wright notes in the book's preface, "Thus, an American poet was 'heaved from the earth,' and occupied her numbered days shaping a rock-hard sensibility of extreme independence." Brigham's poems transcend multiple spheres of cultural, economic, ecological and literary borders. She lived nearly three decades out of a station wagon with her husband and daughter, driving through, camping and living in America, "America, to me, is from certainly the edge of the Arctic circle ... all the way down to the (well, whatever it is) Patagonia! to the tip of Chile, jutting out into the sea. an old old world before anything like the US came upon or into it. It is the great land mass" (Brigham in a letter). This poet was a woman from the "deep" and rural South, "a poet of the natural world, not in the pastoral sense but in the habitual sense...The writing is odd both on the surface and below; it never quite yields its oddness, however commonplace the subject. Punctuation is …eccentric but deliberate...her poems are her five senses. Living and dying are the time honored themes, but very much in the act of, rather, the process of, and always with unaverted eyes" (from the preface by C.D. Wright).
Title:Run Through Rock: Selected Short Poems of Besmilr BrighamFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2014Publisher:Lost Roads PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0918786592

ISBN - 13:9780918786593

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