Poetry. BODY LANGUAGE, a collection of prose poetry unique both in content and design, is actually two books--"Primer" and "Body"--bound "tete-beche" (sometimes called a "flip book," as it has two front covers). Together the books form a diptych investigating the body in language and language in the body-"a provocative, loopic continuum," says Lisa Russ Spaar, "in which prose poems "defining" body parts (The Spleen, The Pituitary Gland, The Pimple, The Thumb) mesh with an abecedarium/cipher concerning topics as various as fate, reality, and phenomenology. With its trope of clue-like instruction and unique, flip-book embodiment, BODY LANGUAGE creates a kind of hybrid detective f(r)iction, an intrepid mash-up of high and low cultures in which the reader is as likely to encounter Rilke and Proto-Sinaitic inscription as Lacan, Film Noir, The Three Stooges, cell phones, higher mathematics, binary thought, and Coyote and Road Runner cartoons."
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Mark Cunningham is the author of two books of poetry, Body Language and 80 Beetles, as well as two chapbooks, Second Story and nightlightnight. He is a graduate of the UVA MFA program.
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Book Description Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0977901971
Book Description Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0977901971
Book Description Tarpaulin Sky Pr, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 136 pages. 6.75x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0977901971