Little glass planet : poems

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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2019.
Central - Adult Nonfiction


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First Graywolf printing.
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69 pages ; 23 cm
1555978428, 9781555978426


Little Glass Planet exults in the strangeness of the known and unknowable world. In poems set as far afield as Mumbai and Marfa, Texas, Dobby Gibson maps disparate landscapes, both terrestrial and subliminal, to reveal the drama of the quotidian. Aphoristic, allusive, and collaged, these poems mine our various human languages to help us understand what we might mean when we speak to each other-as lovers, as family, as strangers. Little Glass Planet uses lyric broadcasts to foreshorten the perceived distances between us, opening borders and pointing toward a sense of collectivity. "This is my love letter to the world," Gibson writes, "someone call us a sitter. / We're going to be here a while." Elegiac, funny, and candid, Little Glass Planet is a kind of manual for paying attention to a world that is increasingly engineered to distract us from our own humanity. It's a book that points toward hope, offering the possibilities of a "we" that only the open frequency of poetry can create, possibilities that are indistinguishable from love. -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Gibson, D. (2019). Little glass planet: poems (First Graywolf printing.). Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gibson, Dobby, 1970-. 2019. Little Glass Planet: Poems. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gibson, Dobby, 1970-. Little Glass Planet: Poems Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2019.

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Gibson, Dobby. Little Glass Planet: Poems First Graywolf printing., Graywolf Press, 2019.

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