The Cartographer's Ink by Okla Elliott

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In Okla Elliott's first full-length poetry collection, he seamlessly integrates history, philosophy, science, and personal narrative to form a literary geography that is at once erudite and accessible. Ranging from rural Kentucky to post-Soviet Russia to ancient Egypt, these poems invite the reader on a unique aesthetic and intellectual journey.

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Okla Elliott is currently an Illinois Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois, where he works in the fields of comparative literature and trauma studies. He also holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University. His non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and translations have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, New Letters, A Public Space, The Southeast Review, and Subtropics, among others. He is the author of a collection of short fiction, From the Crooked Timber, and a collection of poetry, The Cartographer's Ink. He is also the co-editor, with Kyle Minor, of The Other Chekhov. Raul Clement lives in Urbana, IL. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in Blue Mesa Review, Coe Review, As It Ought to Be, and the Surreal South '09 anthology. He is an editor at New American Press and Mayday Magazine.
Published October 8, 2014 by NYQ Books. 108 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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There are parables of reckoning, poems of history and science, and glimpses of moments that sustain us in the midst of despair, that magically move from “guilt” to “lightness.” Poems connect via animals, and prayer, and place, and we go in circles in poems that connect through a constant desire f...

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