Conference by Stacy Doris

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Poetry. A comprehensively stunning book. Novel, play or poem, this landmark work jumps vividly to life with quirky invention, concentrated integrity and charming humor. Conference also teems with lyric passages: "Once there's an opening, there's absence. Departure. Open your mouth: you could walk through. The sky's an illusion and I'm perhaps legion. Yes or no. An opening is the nick of time, maybe, and clouds' job is to stave that off, in a huge collaboration with illusion. The sky is illusion: that's evident: agreed. This blinding is beauty's definition perhaps, and its reasons too. Still, things fall through. All fall through. Open your mouth then or if not." Stacy Doris has written her grand d'oeuvre, a magnificent wonder. Doris' recent PARAMOUR is also available from SPD.

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Published November 19, 2001 by Potes & Poets Press. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Updating Conference of the Birds, the long poem on the search for an avian king by 12th-century Persian Sufi Farid ud-Din Attar, Doris (Paramour) dives deeply into a world infused with a supernal lightness that trembles with immanent and imminent violence, where genocidal logic and the logic of f...

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