Pioneers in the Study of Motion

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Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, Jan 1, 2007 - Poetry - 72 pages
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Poetry. Like lyric field notes from a worldwide anthropological journey, Briante's poems scrutinize human and urban situations. "Amid a riot of signals, cranes, and circuitry--from Mexico City to Antarctica--the reader succumbs to a sense of non-stop construction, to the craven expansion of cities in the glistening fields. In the chaos of sensory overload, the poet still manages to detect 'droplets of pollen slip from anther to stamen, ' to feel a stream running dry inside. It's a work of shuddering velocity--an ode, a screed, a lament, a love song of 'pristine and inarticulate mornings.' Susan Briante's PIONEERS IN THE STUDY OF MOTION details the ravages of the world in a voracious struggle to savor its sweetness"--C.D. Wright

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"My primer in tatters. The 'u' scrubbed from 'color' and 'labor'. Whole letters began to slip from your nap." A volume with some excellent moments, though less cohesive than I would've liked. Read full review

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Susan Briante is an assistant professor of aesthetic studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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