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The Edge of the Underworld - Ruby, Michael
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Poetry. "'Call it immersion': take Michael Ruby's sibilant heterographic tour of the underworld's underwords and rediscover in these homophonic burrows that sonic intersection is ear + imagination. At once 'tenebrous children' and a 'jangling ring of skeleton keys,' these poems ghost- grasp their father (or was it patrimony's patter?), then intrafiliate to interlock in lines that haunt: we watch these 'seals kiss' as 'bus urn,' to 'out vain era// air a care//none inferior' and 'still soak to a purpose somewhere.' Ruby, take ...

The Edge of the Underworld 2010, Blazevox Books

ISBN-13: 9781935402831

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