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Core samples from the world / Forrest Gander ; with photographs by Raymond Meeks, Graciela Iturbide and Lucas Foglia.

By: Gander, Forrest, 1956-.
Contributor(s): Meeks, Raymond [pht].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New Directions paperbook original: NDP 1199.Publisher: New York : New Directions, c2011Description: 95 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780811218870 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 0811218872 (pbk. : acid-free paper).Subject(s): American poetry | Haibun, AmericanDDC classification: 811/.54
Contents:
1. Evaporation ; A clearing / with photos by Raymond Meeks ; Xinjiang: the Pamirs poetry journey -- 2. Evaporation ; The Tinajera notebook / with photos by Graciela Iturbide ; Mexico: a core sample through 24 hours -- 3. Evaporation ; Moving around for the light, a madrigal / with photos by Lucas Foglia ; Bosnia-Herzegovina: life is waiting -- 4. Evaporation ; Lovegreen / with photos by Raymond Meeks ; Chile: pigs of gold.
Summary: A compendium of poetry, photography and haibun (Japanese essay-poem).
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1. Evaporation ; A clearing / with photos by Raymond Meeks ; Xinjiang: the Pamirs poetry journey -- 2. Evaporation ; The Tinajera notebook / with photos by Graciela Iturbide ; Mexico: a core sample through 24 hours -- 3. Evaporation ; Moving around for the light, a madrigal / with photos by Lucas Foglia ; Bosnia-Herzegovina: life is waiting -- 4. Evaporation ; Lovegreen / with photos by Raymond Meeks ; Chile: pigs of gold.

A compendium of poetry, photography and haibun (Japanese essay-poem).

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A foreigner with poetry as his passport, Pushcart/Whiting award winner Gander (Eye Against Eye) takes "core samples" of the cultures he finds on journeys to China, Mexico, Chile, and Bosnia and Herzegovina and presents them in a blend of poetry, haibun (a Japanese form of essay-poem), and photography (by a trio of others). "Did you know Bosnia is the only country without a McDonald's?" a new friend in Sarajevo asks him; while in San Luis Potosi, another man points out Julieta, owner of "the most famous legs in Mexico," since they were caught on video when tossed into the air by a renegade bull. In Beijing, Gander marvels at what "appears to be a casino boat on the lake," ornate and beautiful, "carved from ocherous marble." But not all is easygoing: "At dinner, the Santiago poet averts her face from the gringo.. A synecdoche, he is taken for his government.. With suspicion at the threshold of dialogue, there is always a word blocking the first word." VERDICT This impressive compendium takes us to corners of the world well worth seeing, particularly through Gander's eyes. Recommended for all readers of contemporary poetry.-Louis McKee, Painted Bride Arts Ctr., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Forrest Gander was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up in Virginia. In addition to writing poetry, he has translated works by Coral Bracho, Alfonso D'Aquino, Pura Lopez-Colome, Pablo Neruda, and Jaime Saenz. The recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting, and United States Artists Foundations, he taught for many years as the AK Seaver Professor of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University.

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