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The Body's Physics (Paperback)

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Poetry. In THE BODY'S PHYSICS Jan e Baugher explores 'narratives of marrow, ' creating a wondrous intersection between the physical embodied world and the presence of a keenly observing human mind. As her fine gaze takes in 'muting folds of skin like exclamation marks, ' she enlarges the reader's sight along with her own. Baugher finds words for the wordless as the body and artwork acquire voices, bringing the visual into language, the heart's unsaid into words.--Alice Jones

In THE BODY'S PHYSICS, Jan e Baugher's poems reveal how art creates life. Wild with ideas, rich with emotion, her lines focus on paintings and sculpture, then leap from them into her own spirited imagination. Her words praise what 'we see and can never see.' Her profound conversations with visual art, deep journeys of mind and body, remind us to be 'open in the manner that a sea opens.' Fine gifts, these poems.--Peggy Shumaker

Jan e Baugher's ekphrastic poems move in a synaesthetic dance with the physical body. THE BODY'S PHYSICS explores the vivid color/vibrant motion of emotion as, one by one, the poet picks the lock of paintings, sculpture, and poems. The recombinant DNA of Baugher's chosen gallery generates its own idiosyncratic 'axial heat.'--Judith Kitchen

Ekphrastic poems must not simply describe their subjects; they must embody them. In THE BODY'S PHYSICS, Jan e Baugher demonstrates extraordinary poetic vision, and her lyric style is both tender and resolutely connected to the body.--David Roderick.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781893670006
ISBN-10: 1893670007
Publisher: Tebot Bach
Publication Date: June 1st, 2013
Pages: 80
Language: English