The poems of Recalculating take readers on a journey through the history and poetics of the decades since the end of the Cold War as seen through the lens of social and personal turbulence and tragedy.
Formally stunning and emotionally charged, Recalculating makes the familiar strange--and in a startling way, makes the strange familiar.
Into these poems, brimming with sonic and rhythmic intensity, philosophical wit, and multiple personae, life events intrude, breaking down any easy distinction between artifice and the real.
With works that range from elegy to comedy, conceptual to metrical, expressionist to ambient, uproarious to procedural, aphoristic to lyric, Bernstein has created a journey through the dark striated by bolts of imaginative invention and pure delight.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 1 line drawing
- Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
- Publication Date: 03/05/2018
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780226564722
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