By Bob Hicok
National publication Critics Circle Award finalist.
Paterson Award for Literary Excellence.
"What Hicok's getting at [in Elegy Owed] is either the need and the inadequacy of language, the very bluntness of which (talk a few paradox) makes all of it the extra crucial that we interact with it as a precision software, a strength of readability, of (at occasions) lousy grace."Los Angeles Times
"[A] fluid, soaking up new assortment. . . . hugely recommended."Library Journal, starred review
When requested in an interview "What could Bob Hicok release from an immense sling shot?" he replied "Bob Hicok." Elegy OwedHicok's 8th bookis an existential video game of tornado during which the foundations of mourning are damaged and salvaged, and "you can by no means step into an identical not likely domestic back twice."
From "Notes for a time capsule":
The twig in. i will placed the twig in I hold in my pocket
and my pocket and my eye, my left eye. A cup
of the Ganges and the micro organism from shit
in the Ganges and the besides ablutions of rainbow-
robed Hindus within the Ganges. The dawnline of the mountain
with contrail above like an accessory in a language
too huge for my mouth. A mirror
so whoever opens the prior will see themselves
in the prior and fall again from their face
speaking to them throughout centuries or hours
or the nearnevers . . .
Bob Hicok's labored as an automobile die dressmaker and a working laptop or computer method administrator earlier than turning into an affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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