Another City

Poems
Product Number: EB00771850
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781571319500
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
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Description

How does it feel to experience another city? To stand beneath tall buildings, among the countless faces of a crowd? To attempt to be heard above the din? The poems of Another City travel inward and outward at once: into moments of self-reproach and grace, and to those of disassociation and belonging. From experiences defined by an urban landscape—a thwarted customer at the door of a shuttered bookstore in Crete, a chance encounter with a might-have-been lover in Copenhagen—to the streets themselves, where “an alley was a comma in the agony's grammar,” in David Keplinger's hands startling images collide and mingle like bodies on a busy thoroughfare. Yet Another City deftly spans not only the physical space of global cities, but more intangible and intimate distances: between birth and death, father and son, past and present, metaphor and reality. In these poems, our entry into the world is when “the wound, called loneliness, / opens,” and our voyage out of it is through a foreign but not entirely unfamiliar constellations of cities: Cherbourg, Manila, Port-au-Prince. A moving, haunting atlas to worlds both interior and exterior.

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Author(s): David Keplinger
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Mar 13, 2018

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