Poetry. "MIMER is about the mutability of experience, the contexts that contain mutability, and the stories we use to make sense of it all. 'We live by our mythologies,' says Lance Phillips, 'and those mythologies are evolving as quickly as details can shake themselves free.' The fourth book in an ongoing series that maps the personal to the mythological, MIMER is erotic and ecstatic, taking those details and investigating what makes them honest. 'With their uncanny quality of attention and gnomic precision Lance Phillips's brilliant poems readily accord neither with our normative arrangements of language nor with our manifest schemas of perception. This book is both an ingenious meditation on, and a 'disportraiture' of, the transitory and miraculous nature of the world's assemblages, our provisional and thrilling successes at description and understanding, our incapacity for thoroughly fathoming the real, and the necessity of continuing to try.'"—Gabriel Gudding
Lance Phillips is author of MIMER (2014), THESE INDICIUM TALES (2010), CUR ALIQUID VIDI (2004), and CORPUS SOCIUS (2002), all from Ahsahta Press. His poetry has appeared in New American Writing, Fence, Verse, Colorado Review, and has recently been included in the Black Mountain College anthology Far from the Centers of Ambition. His work has received an &Now award and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Huntersville, NC with his wife of 20 years and their two children.
Author City: HUNTERSVILLE, NC USA