My Daily Actions, or the Meteorites (Poets Out Loud) (Paperback)

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By S. Brook Corfman, Cathy Park Hong (Foreword by)
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My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites is the result of a daily investigative writing practice, in which I was worried that a poem invested in the particulars of my life would be uninteresting--that the "ordinary" would be mundane. Instead memory, dreams, and the associative power of the imagination filled each moment with meaning, each tv show I watched or friend I spoke with, each outfit I wore or nail polish color I chose. In these poems, a combination of dread (for something approaching) and anxiety (for what might be approaching but isn't yet known) undid a sense of the present separate from climate change, global racial capitalism, whiteness, and gender-based violence, especially as I wrote as I tried to find out how my own gender fit into the world. The prose poem is the vehicle by which a recording practice ("journaling") meets the associative power of the poem.

About the Author


S. Brook Corfman (Author) S. Brook Corfman is also the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and two chapbooks including The Anima: Four Closet Dramas (Gauss PDF, 2019). Their poems have appeared in Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, The Offing, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, among other places. Born and raised in Chicago, they now live in Pittsburgh.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823289493
ISBN-10: 0823289494
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: Poets Out Loud