Bluets

Bluets

Book - 2009
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A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue.
Publisher: Seattle : Wave Books ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781933517407
1933517409
Branch Call Number: 814.6 N428b 2009
Characteristics: 99 p. ; 21 cm

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This is a small but stunning book, worth reading more than once. This amalgam of poetry, prose and philosophy explores love, loss and the contours of seeing and knowing.


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chatkanuda
Aug 09, 2012

Nelson's examination of pain and loss in this lyric essay is as penetrating and affecting as it is structurally accomplished. It's a dazzling performance but never pretentious from a very, very interesting contemporary poet and writer.

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Aug 09, 2012

"For no one really knows what color is, where it is, even whether it is. (Can it die? Does it have a heart?) Think of a honeybee, for instance, flying into the fold of a poppy: it sees a gaping violet mouth, where we see an orange flower and assume that it's orange, that we're normal."

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