Station Zed

Author(s): Tom Sleigh
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Jan 06, 2015
Product Number: EB00530387
Released: Jan 06, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781555979003
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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The AK wants to tell a different truth— a truth ungarbled that is so obvious no one could possibly mistake its meaning. If you look down the cyclops-eye of the barrel what you'll see is a boy with trousers rolled above his ankles. You'll see a mouth of bone moving in syllables that have the rapid-fire clarity of a weapon that can fire 600 rounds a minute. —from "Oracle" Station Zed is the terminal outpost beyond which is the unknown. It is also the poet Tom Sleigh's finest work. In this latest collection, Sleigh brings to these poems his experiences as a journalist on tours of Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, and Libya. But these are also dispatches from places of grief, history, and poetic traditions as varied as Scottish ballads and the journeys of Basho.