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Next Life.

Next Life

Rae Armantrout

Wesleyan University Press

215 Long Lane, Middletown, CT 06459

9780819568212, $13.95 1-800-421-1561

Rae Armantrout (Professor of Poetry and Poetics, University of California, San Diego) presents Next Life, a free-verse poetry collection that critically views the impending threat of dark global realities. In a quest to see the unseen, Armantrout speaks of a "next life" just beyond the flawed current one, searching into the event--horizon of human consciousness and perception. A thoughtful gathering of reflections into the need to seek higher ideals, even by venturing into existential states beyond the limits of comprehension. "Our Daphne": If resemblance / is the passage // down which meaning flees, // branching / now and now, // some guy's / carved a climbing vine // in wood // meaning, / "I'd // follow you / anywhere"
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Date:Dec 1, 2007
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