The Alps, Brandon Shimoda

The Alps

Brandon Shimoda

Publisher: Flim Forum Press
PubDate: 11/1/2008
ISBN: 9780979088827
Price: $14.00
Quantity Available: 5
Pages: 144
SKU #: A09F

Poetry. "Part elegy, part celebration, Brandon Shimoda's debut interweaves glimpses of individual lives, fragments of revolution and war, and a bird's-eye view of the waxing and waning of generations in mapping profound issues of identity and history. Viewed through the lens of his particular family history, Shimoda stations THE ALPS in an eerily beautiful yet threatening landscape, one entangled, inextricably, with the brutality of human existence. By turns playful, detached, and deeply emotional, the myriad voices of THE ALPS resonate with a spare and violent beauty."—Laura Sims

Author City: NOWHERE USA

Brandon Shimoda is the author of THE ALPS (Flim Forum, 2008), O BON (Litmus Press, 2011), THE GIRL WITHOUT ARMS (Black Ocean, 2011), Portuguese (Octopus/Tin House, 2014), and EVENING ORACLE (Letter Machine Editions, 2015). He also co-edited (with Thom Donovan) TO LOOK AT THE SEA IS TO BECOME WHAT ONE IS: AN ETEL ADNAN READER (Nightboat Books, 2014). Born in California, he lives presently nowhere.

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Bonnie Jean Michalski @ Universityof Arizona Poetry Center Newsletter