Lessness by Brian Henry
(New Modern and Contemporary Poets of the American West)

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Poetry. In LESSNESS everything is in ruins--machines, landscapes, buildings, bodies, histories, language. In terse elegies and effaced text, Lessness forces us to question the body, and through it the stability of the knowable. All builds toward a lengthy, strangely gentle "wreckage," where the surrender to inevitable infestations does not negate small triumphs.

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Brian Henry is a critic and editor and a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. He is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia and editor of "Verse,"
Published March 15, 2011 by Ahsahta Press. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Whether the work begins from a global perspective (Henry is also known for his translations of the Slovenian poet Tomaz Salamun), from regional landscape, or from pained and personal reminiscence, there is virtually no subject or object left intact: the poems start from a condition of "less" and ...

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