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Marvelously sustained and densely rhythmic, this tightly constructed whole is built of parts that, at each level, all the way down to the phrase, constitute poems in themselves. Baus manages to keep a cast of words in constant replay until many of them take on the presence of character, and some emerge as characters themselves­—Minus and Iris, for instance—­keeping the whole on the verge of a narrative project that remains always just barely out of reach, just barely in another world in which language and animal endlessly interleave. Baus has opened a new literary field: the linguistic bestiary, a new zoo where words pace like fauves behind ever-thinning bars.” —Cole Swensen, contest judge and author of Greensward, Ours, and The Glass Age

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Minotaur Stable
  2. p. 1
  1. GLASS EAR
  2. p. 3
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  1. ATTIC GRASSES
  2. p. 4
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  1. SPOILED SWAN
  2. p. 5
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  1. MIRROR SEED
  2. p. 6
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  1. A DELPHI
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. Molting Solos
  2. p. 13
  1. THE UR-MANE
  2. p. 15
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  1. THE WORM’S FIRST FILM
  2. p. 16
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  1. VOTIVE SCORES
  2. p. 17
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  1. CANARY ARIA
  2. p. 18
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  1. MOLTING SOLOS
  2. p. 19
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  1. CLONE BURNS
  2. p. 20
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  1. EGGSHELL PLUMBS
  2. p. 21
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  1. Negative Noon
  2. p. 23
  1. STUPID MOON
  2. p. 25
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  1. GLASS DEER
  2. p. 26
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  1. GORED OX
  2. p. 27
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  1. NEGATIVE NOON
  2. pp. 28-31
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  1. URNED BRAID
  2. p. 32
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  1. AN EMBER
  2. p. 33
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  1. Puma Mirage
  2. p. 35
  1. HORNET FLEECE
  2. p. 37
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  1. PUMA MIRAGE
  2. p. 38
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  1. COMA SILT
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. EXOSKELETAL GESTURE
  2. p. 41
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  1. CLOVERED OHMS
  2. p. 42
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  1. Ox Tongue
  2. p. 43
  1. DOVE BOMB
  2. p. 45
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  1. MIGRATORY DOOR
  2. p. 46
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  1. VARIANT AQUARIUM
  2. p. 47
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  1. LATENT VEINS
  2. p. 48
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  1. SPIRAL SCRAP
  2. p. 49
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  1. OX TONGUE
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  1. EGRET EYES
  2. p. 51
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  1. Scared Text
  2. p. 53
  1. SCARED TEXT
  2. pp. 55-56
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  1. Lamb Comb
  2. p. 57
  1. OWL WOOL
  2. p. 59
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  1. DARK SUM
  2. p. 60
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  1. AQUA MANGE
  2. p. 61
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  1. PARALLEL PUMA
  2. p. 62
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  1. CREATURE’S CREATURE
  2. p. 63
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  1. LAMB COMB
  2. p. 64
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  1. STUNNED COVE
  2. p. 65
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  1. Flooded Cloud
  2. p. 67
  1. NEGATIVE MOON
  2. p. 69
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  1. SWALLOW ORBIT
  2. p. 70
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  1. FERAL DROSS
  2. p. 71
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  1. BLACK BEACON
  2. p. 72
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  1. FLOODED OUD
  2. p. 73
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  1. SISTER SEQUENCE
  2. p. 74
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  1. DEER TONGUE
  2. p. 75
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  1. IRIS’S SALIVA
  2. p. 76
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  1. COMMON CLOUD
  2. p. 77
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. 78
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781885635242
Print ISBN
9781885635181
MARC Record
OCLC
769190555
Pages
76
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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