Sight Lines

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Author(s): Arthur Sze
Genre: Poetry
Awards:2019-Poetry-Winner-National Book Award
Original Publish Date: Jun 18, 2019
Product Number: EB00769852
Released: Oct 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619321977
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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Description

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings the disparate and divergent into stunning and meaningful focus. In this new work, Arthur Sze employs a wide range of voices—from lichen on a ceiling to a man behind on his rent—and his mythic imagination continually evokes how humans are endangering the planet; yet, balancing rigor with passion, he seizes the significant and luminous and transforms these moments into riveting and enduring poetry.

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