Poetry. Taking its name from the literal field of the chessboard, Kristi Maxwell's first book explores the dynamics of engagement, both through and within language. These poems are interested in the strategies that interactions encompass -- interactions between words, between illusion and non-illusion, between idea and image, between speakers, between voices, and between reader and text. From the history of the chess-playing automaton known as The Turk to a series of flirtations cadged in the game's battlefield language, ...

Realm Sixty-Four 2008, Ahsahta Press

ISBN-13: 9780916272975

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