The Year of the Rooster by Noah Eli Gordon
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The volume testifies again to Gordon's powers of invention, and might please admirers of Michael Robbins, or of much older surrealists...
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Poetry. THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER offers in its title work a kinetic, convulsive, epic poem that explores and explodes through slippery, circumspect pronouns expectations of gender, the authority of artifice, the act of looking, and the action of thought. Is the rooster a trope? Is he a trooper? Maybe he's a she and she's the expectation of masculine bravado he's trying to unmask. Part action painting, part abstract estrangement, part enactment of the artist's uncertainty about all things art, the weird world of this poem is forever in flux, off-kilter, unanswerable. Planting bullets in the flowerbed of the sonnet, "Diminishing Returns" and "Returning Diminishments," two extended, meditative yet humorous suites, bookend the title poem.
 

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Noah Eli Gordon is an American poet, born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975. Gordon was educated at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He currently teaches at the University of Colorado at Denver. His work has appeared in numerous national and international journals and magazines.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Ahsahta Press. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The volume testifies again to Gordon's powers of invention, and might please admirers of Michael Robbins, or of much older surrealists...

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