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- DescriptionThe Book of Landings brings together the second and third parts of Mark McMorris's visionary trilogy Auditions for Utopia, -initiated in Entrepot-and marks two stages in the evolution of the poet's conception of space. The first stage of the collection is the entrepot, a space where disparate vectors of identity congregate, come into conflict, and finally merge into hybrid forms. The poetry follows a trajectory of diaspora, or exile, instigated by conquest, colonialism, wars, and political defeat in the search for Utopia. In The Book of Landings the promised dwelling has been removed from the realm of physical geography, and there is only transition-fragmentary episodes of arrival and departure, in transit from one entrepot to ather. These episodes of transit do t only compose a linear sequence only. Instead, they define a space or surface marked by repeated traversals over time-tracings and, importantly, re-tracings, by explorers, conquerors, migrants, merchants, slaves, refugees, and exiles-a city of palimpsests. An online reader's companion will be available at markmcmorris.site.wesleyan.edu.
- Author BiographyMARK MCMORRIS s most recent poetry collections are Entrepot and The Cafe at Light. He is a two-time winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series Prize, and has received The Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he is professor of English at Georgetown University.
- Author(s)Mark McMorris
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication26/04/2016
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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