Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Park by Cole Swensen

Cole Swensen
$10 | paper | 64 pp.
Floating Island Publications
ISBN: 9780912449401

LAST COPIES! Poetry. Cole Swensen's PARK is a book of poetry devoted to the discoveries and happenings in an unspecified park. Swensen, who was recently awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, takes an aesthetic interest in the phenomena of park-ness and an interest in seeing as a way of knowing what makes a place a generator of experience. The poem is organized numerically and gestures at its own fluidity as in the park "every time I've been back...I've had the distinct impression that everything is moving."
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