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- DescriptionJose Perez Beduya s first book Throng takes us inside the bright wheel where selfhood and community whirl along the event horizon of an elusive center the fused question of the Singular and the Common. Jennifer Moxley, who selected Beduya as the winner of the 2011 Plonsker Emerging Writers Residency, writes that in this book a shimmering subjectivity sometimes singular, more often plural emits an intermittent signal, coming in and out of view like some mysterious lost other flashing a pocket mirror against the sun in hope of rescue. In spare lyrics, evocative of what George Oppen called the bright light of shipwreck, Beduya searches t just for the meaning of being numerous but how to sustain that numerousness, with No trace showing / The quickest way back / No light caught / In the hair of the void. The poems are fierce, tensile, and assured, but also display a heartbreaking vulnerability: Who belongs / To this wounded face / How do we / Extinguish our hands / In prayer. The ethics of beauty in the face of violence contend with and haunt the forms of political desire in this marvelous and unexpected debut.
- Author BiographyJose Perez Beduya lives in Ithaca, New York. He has a bachelor s degree in painting from the University of the Philippines and an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University. He received the 2011 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize for Throng.
- Author(s)Jose Perez Beduya
- PublisherLake Forest College
- Date of Publication15/11/2012
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationLake Forest
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLake Forest College
- Weight181 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
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