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120 pages
6 x 9
Trade paper
November 2003


by Lori Anderson Moseman

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In the tradition of poets such as Anne Waldman and Sandra Alcosser, Anderson Moseman bends language and literary practice to look at contemp-orary life through numerous cultural and historical prisms. PERSONA is not a single, resolute voice, but a construction: a constellation. Utterance funnels through divergent poetic sieves in a collection populated by literary critics and game show hosts, biospheric scientists and fish scalers.

“Most of us, most of the time, see the same dumb things, in the same
dumb ways. Everything begins to look like TV. We must be thankful for the occasional person—like Lori Anderson Moseman—who tells us again how strange it all is.” Don Byrd, author of The Poetics of the Common Knowledge

“Fierce with wit, drunk with language, alive with passion and intellect.”
Judith E. Johnson, editor, 13th Moon