Barter

Barter

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"Barter exchanges history for myth, direct speech for epistles, activity for observation . . . breathtaking." --Claudia Rankine
"Felix the Rat's hind feet
"could be Barbie hands--
"same pink, same
"injection-molded seaming.
--from "Electronica"
The poems in "Barter, Monica Youn's exciting first collection, negotiate transactions between scarcity and excess, pornography and abstraction, the thing and the thing seen. Rendered with a dazzling array of structures and allusions, these poems describe--and become--a strange gallery of paintings and portraits. She offers a Polaroid left on a windshield, step-by-step instructions for "Drawing for Absolute Beginners," a stereoscope with a box of slides. Both an homage to and a warning against nonexistent things, Barter introduces a vibrant new voice and a new way of seeing.
Info

ISBN: 9781555973810

Published Date: May 1, 2003

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

Page Count: 71

Size: 9.10" l x 6.08" w x 0.34" h

Category

Poetry

Subject

American