The Alps, Brandon Shimoda

The Alps

Brandon Shimoda

Publisher: Flim Forum Press
PubDate: 11/1/2008
ISBN: 9780979088827
Price: $14.00
Quantity Available: 6
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

Brandon Shimoda was born in California and has since lived in eleven states and six countries, most recently Maine, Taiwan and Arizona. He is the author of O BON (Litmus Press, 2011), THE GIRL WITHOUT ARMS (Black Ocean, 2011) and THE ALPS (Flim Forum Press, 2008), as well as numerous limited edition chapbooks, including The Grave on the Wall (DoubleCross Press, 2011), Lake M (Corollary Press, 2010), The Inland Sea, (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2008) and, with poet/artist Phil Cordelli, The Pines, Volumes 1-6. He is co-editing, with poet/critic Thom Donovan, a retrospective collection of Etel Adnan's poetry and prose, to be published by Nightboat Books in 2013.

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Jaye Bartell @ This Recording
Bonnie Jean Michalski @ Universityof Arizona Poetry Center Newsletter

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