20 September 2017

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That Our Eyes Be Rigged

2014

Author Kristi Maxwell

Soft Cover, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2", 80 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9915454-1-4

Kristi Maxwell's newest!

"Its language & images delight, while its complexity requires us to attempt that joyous & awful work of actively making sense out of the sap & logic of “'perhaps.'" —Mathias Svalina

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Playful, penetrating, and often operating by aural law, the poems in That Our Eyes Be Rigged take shape as one word quickly transforms into another via sonic slippages. These fluid transformations simultaneously reveal the worlds within a word and build correspondences between unlikely terms—highlighting the very notion of exchange between the linguistic and the physical realm.Maxwell’s poems are both generous and demanding. While the operating intelligence behind the poems incessantly questions how one makes a life in language (and vice versa), the poems themselves enact arrangements that might make such pathways possible. These restless and inventive poems provide feats of language that lead us to agreewith Maxwell’s speaker when she says: Our awe is our confession.

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Its language & images delight, while its complexity requires us to attempt that joyous & awful work of actively making sense out of the sap & logic of “'perhaps.'

- Mathias Svalina