The Cloud of Knowable Thing
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The Cloud of Knowable Things

Poems by Elaine Equi

“Friend to objects, saints and dead celebrities alike, Elaine Equi is the real McCoy: a keeper of the sacred flame of language-joy.” —Amy Gerstler, L.A. Weekly

April 2003
6 x 9 | 100 pages
Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-1-56689-142-4.

$15.00

Description

Nuanced, rich in meaning, and innately accessible, these poems revel in Elaine Equi’s maturity of technique and vision. In this collection, we find her deftly exploring her surroundings and taking a close look at the way we inhabit things and the way they inhabit us. Clear yet complex, these poems animate the things closest to us—objects, fantasies, culture high and low. As Elaine Equi states, “Many writers think the goal of writing is to discover the unknown, but this book argues that to discover the known is even more interesting.”

Reviews

“Friend to objects, saints and dead celebrities alike, Elaine Equi is the real McCoy: a keeper of the sacred flame of language-joy.” —Amy Gerstler, L.A. Weekly