Kindness Colder Than the Elements, The by Charles Noble
(Mingling Voices)

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With wit and cunning, Noble’s poems insinuate themselves into the mediations of "we use language" / "language uses us," into the objectification of "mind," into the struggles and cracking of systems. Cuing on Hegel’s epochal revitalization of the syllogism, they begin with sentences-cum-arguments that issue from an everyman’s intentions and insights, playing into and baiting the "sociality of reason." In the cut-up sentences then come the restless, accelerated themes—themes that exist only in their variations, ghosting into one another like the dusk and the dawn in a winging, distended now.


About Charles Noble

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Poet, philosopher, and family farmer, Charles Noble divides his time between Banff and Nobleford, Alberta. His most recent books are Sally O: Selected Poems and Manifesto (Thistledown press, 2009) and Death Drive Through Gaia Paris (University of Calgary Press, 2007). He won the Writers Guild of Alberta poetry award for his collection Wormwood, Vermouth, Warphistory (Thistledown Press, 1995).
Published December 15, 2011 by University of Washington Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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