Science, Emily Toder


Emily Toder

Publisher: Coconut Books
PubDate: 11/1/2012
ISBN: 9781938055027
Price: $13.50
Quantity Available: 50
Pages: 76
SKU #: J10F

Poetry. "Playful and smart, Emily Toder's SCIENCE is written in a limpid vernacular of sudden lacunae, jumps, and about-faces. For all the poems' contemporaneity, they are haunted by an unsaid and probably indeterminate mystical experience."—Eugene Ostashevsky

"When I was a boy, I caught a bullfrog with my grandfather, and fell in love with it. Later that day I accidentally jumped on it and killed it. My grandfather is dead now too. Twenty-eight years later, I'm still alive and reading Emily Toder, who reminds me it's not the killing we've been fearing, but the abandonment of the things that we pretend love us. Toder's poems are never wrong because they mean everything they say, like a hard science. This book should be required reading in all geometry classrooms. And by reading in, I mean death to."—Zachary Schomburg

"Soon after reading SCIENCE, you will realize you are already nostalgic for the experience. You will miss its serial astonishments. You will get caught up again in each experiment and feel grateful for each hypothesis as it solidified or dissolved. You will become, gradually, suspended in its solution. 'A symbol is not a neutral command,' Toder says. By this time you will have wiped your memory of geometry, because hers is better. This poetry 'leads to its own physics, it holds the attention.'"—Shanna Compton

Author City: DECATUR, GA USA

Emily Toder's first collection, SCIENCE, was published by Coconut in 2012. She is also the author of the chapbooks No Land (Brave Men Press, 2014), Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010), and I Hear a Boat (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010), and the translator of THE ERRANT ASTROLOGERS (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013) and The Life and Memoirs of Doctor Pi (Clockroot Books, 2010). 

Reviews and Other Links
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Mike Young @ NOÖ Journal
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