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KAPLAN, Josef
Poem Without Suffering

A book-length elegy, composed in slow motion alongside the path of a .224-inch, jacketed hollow point bullet—one that’s been fired into the bodies of at least two children, maybe more. Combining Alice Notley with a ballistics report, Tobias Wolff with Antonin Artaud, Kaplan’s relentless examination of grief evokes a poetics through which the mechanics of atrocity are indistinguishable from those of the literary imagination. At turns tender, comic, and soberingly extirpative, Poem Without Suffering presents a thin column of writing from within a world of ever-expanding cruelty. [publisher’s note]

Josef Kaplan is the author of All Nightmare: Introductions, 2011-2012 (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), Kill List (Cars Are Real, 2013), and Democracy Is Not for the People (Truck Books, 2012).

Published by Wonder Books, 2016
Design by Josef Kaplan
Poetry

Price: 14€

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