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9780820333274

Quiver

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  • ISBN13:

    9780820333274

  • ISBN10:

    0820333271

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr

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Summary

At the crossroads of science, mathematics, and art livesQuiver, a stunning collection of poems that seeks to reconcile the empirical truths of science with the emotional truths of human experience. Through an ambitious set of poetic series and sequences, Somers-Willett reinvents the love poem, rendering an exquisite world where the graph of a mathematical equation can become the image of "love's witness / running with its arms open all the way home." With a deft, meditative sense of music, Quiver reveals a relationship between science and human sentiment that is as surprising as it is profound.

Author Biography

Susan B. A. Somers-Willett is the author of a book of poetry, Roam, and a book of criticism, The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry: Race, Identity, and the Performance of Popular Verse in America. She is an assistant professor of English at Montclair State University.

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