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Thing Music (Paperback)

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The poems of Anthony McCann are beautiful, brutal, and unerring. They present us with, or return us to, a complicated, violent, poignant, weird, and mysterious world--a world which is very particularly his, and also our own, re-sung. For some time now I have believed McCann to be one of the finest poets writing today.--Maggie Nelson

McCann demonstrates that the truth surrounds us all; our best way of connecting with it is through compassion and love. With equal parts exuberance and dread, the speaker encourages us to 'waste the whole day feeling these things.'--Boston Review

Thing Music is full of flesh, of creatures tangled in their worlds. Marked variously by the desert and coastal landscapes of Southern California and the intersections of phenomenology and anarchism, these poems are porous bodies, traversed by light and noise.


From Mouth Guitar:

Now the pulsing afternoon
takes each belly in its hands
lifts it up towards some glass
and all that's inside

While he crawled on
with his body
towards vengeance
or the state

Anthony McCann lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. He is the Poet Laureate of Machine Project, and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts.


About the Author


Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of I Heart Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006), and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the University of California-Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. He is the "Poet Laureate" of Machine Project, and also teaches courses at the California Institute of the Arts.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781933517964
ISBN-10: 1933517964
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Pages: 113
Language: English