The Middle

Angela Hume

The Middle

Angela Hume

Distributed for Omnidawn Publishing, Inc.

60 pages | 5 1/2 x 7
Paper $11.95 ISBN: 9781890650834 Published September 2013
The Middle is beautiful and powerful—Angela Hume’s line breaks are beautiful and powerful—her pages are beautiful and powerful—and all that grace animates calm outrage, ghostlier awareness (“private like a thought / for a wrist, of a thigh”), keener sounds (“try looking away try looking away try looking away try looking away try looking away try”)—keener ethics, too (first / demarcate // an aesthetics of / / injury”)—the body is ghost—polis is eyes but police is eyes too—and polis is police (“state of pacifi / cation state of // damage state of / destroy-all-ex // cess body state of little / to no // speech / ill / state // police / state”)—we have to have political poetry—we can’t be human otherwise—and what holds here is a new Objectivism—a clarity made actual in a construct of words (“(inhabit that / incision // in such a way that can’t be used”)—this clarity holds against and in the violence that surrounds us (Benjamin: “something rotten in law is revealed”)—Angela Hume is a necessary poet.
Contents
fragments (one) • fragments (two) • the middle
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