Ghost Fargo

Ghost Fargo

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ISBN10: 0982264577 ISBN13: 9780982264577 Publisher: Nightboat Books Published: May 11 2010 Pages: 91 Weight: 0.34lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Paula Cisewski guides us through a landscape that resonates with the fugitive and far-gone, the ghosts of what Whitman calls our "go-befores." A brother vanishes, and gives rise to a second city of the mind, in which "the dead and the missing" remain citizens, in which Keats's negative capability is the sheriff in town. Cisewski constructs a swaggering, tender, Carneyesque Fargo of the mind ("Do we love Heaven more than God?"), a place that relentlessly arrests and releases our loved ones. This is a book of poems that fares forever forward, quixotic, in the fullest sense of the word: picaresque, curious, errant, and hilarious. In a midwestern odyssey at once metaphysical and emphatically real, Cisewski confronts (as Nancy Cunard once wrote) "every windmill in a landscape of windmills."

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