9780393356670

Square Inch Hours Poems

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393356670

  • ISBN 10:

    0393356671

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2019
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Summary

A poetic meditation, Square Inch Hours draws on elements from fiction, memoir, daybook, and reverie, piecing together moments in the aftermath of a breakdown. With adamant attentiveness, the speaker turns his focus to reality in its minute particulars: the palsied hand of a grocery clerk; copulating flies on a windowsill; a deep gouge, like a bullet hole, in his apartment door. The title Square Inch Hours expresses his urge to capture each moment, as in the square of a photograph. Through intense sensual perception, he begins to reconnect with the world.

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