Designated Heartbeat by Bruce Andrews
(Salt Modern Poets Series)

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In this selection of shorter lyric poems, celebrated Language poet Bruce Andrews offers his charismatic blend of satire, wit and jouissance, creating a dizzying picture of modern America. In these poems Andrews explores a more intimate and domestic register, further reminding us of the astonishing range of this contemporary master.
 

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Bruce Andrews is ldquo;a performance artist and poet whose texts are some of the most radical of the Language school; his poetry tries to cast doubt on each and every lsquo;naturalrsquo; construction of languagerdquo; (The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Literature in English). Andrews is a founding editor of the legendary journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, which catalyzed the eponymous poetry movement that emerged in the 1970s and rsquo;80s. His many books include Lip Service, Give rsquo;Em Enough Rope, Designated Heartbeat, Ex Why Zee, Tizzy Boost, and I Donrsquo;t Have Any Paper So Shut Up (or, Social Romanticism).
 
Published March 1, 2006 by Salt Publishing. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With Charles Bernstein, Andrews cofounded the seminal journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E . His book I Don't Have Any Paper, So Shut Up (or, Socia

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The two last works make up half the book: the 25-part "Reverb Sallies," written for Andrews's partner and frequent collaborator, dancer and choreographer Sallie Silvers ("heart loge/ measuring distance out in time spoons") and "Definition," a striking tour de force: "Abandonment —publicity/ Air —...

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