The Perforated Map (Paperback)

The Perforated Map By Elena Rivera Cover Image
Not Available In-Store - Usually Ships from Warehouse in 1-5 Days


Who guides us through the unknown? Who offers the keys? In The Perforated Map, El na Rivera's guide is language as she attempts to navigate the distances, the disturbances, the suggestions, the mistakes, the perforations. In these poems, language is the map, the matter that fills/affects the body, the organizing principle between the self and the world, and the forms that it gives rise to. The sentence is filled with holes. What is graspable between self and other? Is not all language in transit, moving in gradations of light, between knowing and the fuzzy conveyance shaped by words whose meaning is a matter of further adumbrations? How are we able to communicate our experience? How will understanding be sparked? What message is there for the poet/the reader? That is what is at stake in these poems, finding the word, the specific word, to illuminate the way, the experience of life, this moment, this time, this period of history.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781848611603
ISBN-10: 1848611609
Publisher: Shearsman Books
Publication Date: April 15th, 2011
Pages: 100
Language: English