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- DescriptionMortar is a text of stealth and volatility, of both explosive and empathic interactions. Just as the title contes both the short smoothbore gun used by the military to wreak havoc, and the organic material made from cement, sand, lime and water that bonds the bricks of a cityscape together, so, too, do these poems offer both the emergency of society's destructive failings and the sometimes vexed sometimes confoundingly transformative emergence of intimacy between self and other. The fragments that construct these poems court grammar and turn from it, their slipperiness befits both the anxiety and ambivalence-the pleasure and the trap-of attempting to name the kwn, the kwable, and then to find oneself snared in the constructs that such kwing compels one to inhabit. Uneasy, vigilantly aware of the mire of awareness, these poems wrest from daily encounters of city life a contentious consciousness that can open, albeit explosively to each next instant.
- Author BiographySARA MUMOLO is the Program Manager for the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary s College of CA. She co-edits CALAVERAS, an irregular chapbook series, with Alisa Heinzman. Her first collection of poems, Mortar, will be published by Omnidawn in fall 2013 and her chapbook March was published by Cannibal Books in 2011. She created and curated the Studio One Reading Series from 2008-2012. Some poems appear in Action Yes, 1913: a journal of forms, Coconut, Lana Turner Volta, and Volt, among others.
- Author(s)Sara Mumolo
- PublisherOmnidawn Publishing
- Date of Publication01/10/2013
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationRichmond, CA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOmnidawn Publishing
- Content Noteb/w photos & illus
- Weight136 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine5 mm
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