In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
“‘Go play!’ advises Peary in her third collection, and we do, with ‘a tassel of rain,’ with ‘dove-colored sounds’ and ‘starter castles.’ The topos is New England archaeology; it’s Colorforms and Legos; Charley Harper landscapes become interiors; we are delighted to already find ourselves where we couldn’t possibly get to.”—Caroline Knox, author, Flemish: Poems
 
In Control Bird Alt Delete, the reader is invited to explore strange landscapes: some based on the ruins of New England and others following the architectural prints of the unconscious. The reader walks through woods filled with cellar holes, rock walls, and lilac bushes, and is made to think of people gone missing. Robert Frost meets Times Square. Nature intrudes in unexpected ways on domestic settings—and vice versa—domestic and industrial settings appear in bits inside the pastoral. Birds, one-dimensional but strangely wise, flit back and forth and rebelliously tape up their songs. The senses are thoroughly blended, leading to strange combinations and sensory experiences, to states of mindfulness and blizzard distraction.

All the while, the unconscious threatens to intrude, with its underlined places, its trap doors inside ordinary conversations, the mazes it hangs up like “welcome home” banners next to people’s mouths while they speak. The reader follows the first-person I through mazes, office spaces, and coils of highway traffic, hoping for some redemption, some sort of answer to all the deletion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 1
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Fridge
  2. pp. 3-4
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Like That
  2. p. 5
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Deconstructing New England
  2. pp. 6-7
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Oh, Massachusetts
  2. pp. 8-9
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Lilacs as Chart
  2. pp. 10-11
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Lilacs
  2. pp. 12-13
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Decal of Lilacs
  2. pp. 14-15
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. After the Flute Lesson, a Unicorn Rainbow Sticker Walking into the Birch Forest
  2. p. 16
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bath Toys Sit in the Description
  2. p. 17
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Lottery of Winged Leaves
  2. pp. 18-19
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bird Saver
  2. p. 20
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Surveillance meteor
  2. pp. 21-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Exquisite Corpse
  2. pp. 23-24
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Come On, Over Here
  2. pp. 25-26
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Dream Splashed with Ropes
  2. pp. 27-28
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Dream Splashed with Ropes (2)
  2. p. 29
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Go-Cart Inside a Fingerprint
  2. p. 30
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Incidence of Meditation Hallucinogenous with Site-Specific Factors Involved in Reversible Day 1
  2. pp. 31-32
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. “In hallways made of dashes”
  2. pp. 33-36
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Part 2
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. The Ceiling
  2. pp. 39-40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song-Maze
  2. pp. 41-42
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Lake in the Hand
  2. pp. 43-44
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bird Finder
  2. p. 45
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bird Pattern
  2. p. 46
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bird Game
  2. p. 47
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Composition Blue No. 2 (2012)
  2. pp. 48-49
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Brite Motes
  2. pp. 50-51
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Strip of Woods at the Back of the Mind
  2. pp. 52-53
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Klee Carpets
  2. p. 54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Outsider Art
  2. pp. 55-56
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Lawn Ornaments, Robins, Ode to Clocks
  2. pp. 57-58
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bird Insert
  2. p. 59
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Winter Wonder World
  2. p. 60
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Flora to Fauna
  2. p. 61
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Coil
  2. pp. 62-63
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Price
  2. pp. 64-65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Tassel
  2. pp. 66-67
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Hallucinogenous Bullfighter, 1970
  2. p. 68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Page-Dream
  2. pp. 69-70
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Ingredients
  2. pp. 71-72
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Neighbors
  2. p. 73
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Gift Basket
  2. p. 74
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spring Version
  2. pp. 75-76
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bob’s Keys to the Kingdom
  2. p. 77
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Into the Diurnal Proofing Oven
  2. pp. 78-79
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Q & A
  2. p. 80
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Yard Sale
  2. pp. 81-82
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 83-84
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 85-86
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Prizes and Awards
  2. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781609382551
Related ISBN
9781609382452
MARC Record
OCLC
871780770
Pages
98
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.