By Ron Silliman
Among the Age of Innocence and the Age of expertise comes The Age of Huts. This ebook brings jointly for the 1st time all the poems in Ron Silliman's Age of Huts cycle, together with Ketjak, sundown particles, The chinese language computing device, and 2197, in addition to key satellite tv for pc texts, Sitting Up, status, Taking Steps, and BART. every one poem deals a greatly assorted method towards utilizing language to discover the realm. one of many founding works of Language Poetry, The Age of Huts is ready every little thing, kind of actually, as every one sentence, even every one word, embarks by itself narrative, linking jointly to shape a wide polyphonic research of latest existence. From Ketjak, one of many first poems to hire "the new sentence," to 2197, a serial paintings that scrambles the vocabulary and grammar of its sentences, The Age of Huts questions every little thing we've identified approximately poetry with a view to see the area anew.
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Primal soup. Forms from nouns are known. Pineapple slices. Agents, he noticed, once removed from their jobs, were the dullest ones of all. Extra paper money was kept in the closet, rolled by my grandmother into the shade of the small window there, behind the coat hanger heavy with old ties. Said of her organization that it was the third largest tendency, but held to the correct line. He hit the bricks, took a vacation, got rolled up, popped, as they say. Luggage. Bulky tale, pointless as it is long.
Alice and the sky boat. Manhattan itself a form of definition. Presentness. The eye is the limit. The first day of July. Only way he could know what occurred in their heads would be to put words down in a sequence, and that would be their thought. Soap. The curious literal K etja k 27 meaning of vacation. His love of the border, of the instant in irrevocable acts, the hammer of the trigger changing the powder, a completion even if a move of only an inch is required. Wind in the chimney would scatter ashes back into the room.
The boys play at war atop washers, amid dryers. Shelves of neatly folded linen. Her roommate remarked casually she could tell he had stayed the night, that the toilet seat would be vertical in the morning. He bears a resemblance to Lee Harvey Oswald, aiming. Whipped at by branches, duck and run. Who do you do. The beautiful dump truck. Speech of no word and word of no speech. Are miles alike. Excuses. Iced tea as a system. Clap hands. Amid shouting, could write of silence and believe it. Wild dog packs roam that part of the city.