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The Eye Like a Strange Balloon: Poems 2 editions

Cover of: The Eye Like a Strange Balloon by Mary Jo Bang
About the Book

The poems in The Eye Like a Strange Balloon find their seed in paintings, film, video, photographs, and collage, and the end results are something more than a sum of their parts. Beginning with a painting done in 2003, the poems move backwards in time to 1 BC, where an architectural fragment is painted on an architectural fragment, highlighting visual art’s strange relationship between the image and the thing itself. The total effect is exhilarating—a wholly original, personal take on art history coupled with Bang’s sly and elegant commentary on poetry’s enduring subjects: Love, Death, Time and Desire. The recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Bang stands at the front of American poetry with this new work, asking more of the English language, and enticing and challenging the reader.

Classifications

Dewey 811/.54

2 editions First published in 2004

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Cover of: The Eye Like a Strange Balloon
2004, Grove Press
The Eye Like a Strange Balloon
Paperback in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Eye Like a Strange Balloon
September 29, 2004, Grove Press
The Eye Like a Strange Balloon
Paperback in English

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August 4, 2017 Edited by Yolanda added description, tags, series, book type & isbn13
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