case sensitive by Kate Greenstreet
(New Series #14)

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Poetry. Greenstreet's highly original CASE SENSITIVE posits a female central character who writes chapbooks that become the sections in this book. "What happens in the book I want to read?" Greenstreet asked herself. "And how would it sound?" Everything the character is reading, remembering, and dreaming turns up in what she writes, duly referenced with notes. Using natural language charged with concision and precise syntax, Greenstreet has created a memorable and lasting first collection. "A poem intrigue of the highest order. Greenstreet has made a brilliant beginning with this first book"--Kathleen Fraser. "A beautiful dwelling of ideas. CASE SENSITIVE suggests that there need be no divide between the associative connections of poetry and the extended thinking of the essay. This is a book full of luminous footnotes, details, and attentive readings. CASE SENSITIVE strings together a series of moments to create something resonate, large, and inclusive"--Juliana Spahr.

About Kate Greenstreet

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Kate Greenstreet is a writer and visual artist currently living in Ireland. Her first three books, YOUNG TAMBLING (2013), THE LAST 4 THINGS (2009), and CASE SENSITIVE (2006), were also published by Ahsahta Press. Theodore Zachary Cotler is also the author of House with a Dark Sky Roof (Salt Publishing, 2011). His awards include the Amy Clampitt Fellowship from the Clampitt estate and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He's a founding editor of The Winter Anthology.
Published January 1, 2006 by Ahsahta Press. 130 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Greenstreet's quirky, sometimes vague debut feels less like one book than like a collection of five chapbooks, each with its own set of obsessions and themes, held together by an aesthetic consciousness that prizes immediacy, sincerity and open space.

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Greenstreet holds steady to her claim that “A story has to leave out nearly everything or nobody can follow it.” The poet places her faith in what is gained from experiences including experiences of reading) rather than the experiences themselves.

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