LIGHT and other poems by ruth weiss
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From author-poet filmmaker playwright actress extraordinaire Ruth Weiss is “LIGHT and other poems,” a collection that demonstrates the writer’s insistent, compulsive, almost a habit for a kind of writing that - formally, thematically, existentially – just can’t help itself. It cracks every image over the line breaks, crashes another scene or object or idea; by reviving and destroying those obsessions for concepts too big to pin down, Weiss makes an arsenal of hard language and loose associations from the text as it breaks pieces. Reading the poems, one activates the same magnetic impulse that both generates the collage behind Weiss's poetry and cinches its arrangements, mining that archive of broken-off parts and creating original, intuitive combinations.
Frontspiece & cover by Paul Blake.
Back cover photo by Ingeborg Gerdes.