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The Presentable Art of Reading Absence


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The Presentable Art of Reading Absence

by Jay Wright (Author)



ISBN: 9781564784988


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This collection of poetry takes its impulse from the act of meditation and from the energetic relation of a meditative body and a universe of being, figured by absences and presences that make them perfectly amenable to analysis and restructuring.

The Presentable Art of Reading Absence takes as impulse the act of meditation, in which the energetic relationship between a meditative body and its universe is not only the envisioning of absence by presence but also vision itself: "Here begins the revelation of a kiosk." With occult emotionality and analytic brilliance, Jay Wright has written the user's guide to evanescence: "I have become attuned / to the disappearance of all things / and of my self..."


ISBN 1564784983
ISBN13 9781564784988
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 01/05/2008
Pages 88
Weight (grammes) 454
Published in United States
Height (mm) 211
Width (mm) 142