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Self-Destruction (2004) [Collection]
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Dissonant, deceptive, their frequencies resound throughout the text, amplifying and collapsing difference. In the cosmology of Self-Destruction, the unified "I" breaks into a constellation of truths existing at different moments. Using language as a medium of displacement, the poems enact the threats and possibilities of the self's desire to rhyme itself into a recognizable convention. As with the moon or the recurring war, phase becomes phrase, fate becomes fact, and the self legitimizes its form through repetition. To break with this fate, the self must interrupt itself. Phrases gape unfinished or aslant, syntax squirms, and strips of prose replace rhyme with rupture. Yet the song calls for its response, the self for its completion. At a time of no moon, Moriarty asks, what is fate? What truth is capable of surviving its repetition?

Original title: Self-Destruction
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryVerse


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Self-Destruction (2004)
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Language: English

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Self-Destruction (2004)


ISBN: 0942996518

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