Budget Travel Through Space and Time

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Budget Travel Through Space and Time


By Albert Goldbarth

Graywolf Press, Paperback, 9781555974169, 120pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005


A new kaleidoscopic itinerary of poems by Albert Goldbarth, twice winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

"The glass eye = a prosthetic eye."
"And a telescope lens? the dream life"
"of the glass eye when it's closed."
from "About the Dead"

Albert Goldbarth's trusty travel guide, "Budget Travel through Space and Time," is a steal. For only $14.00, you can:
Observe the nation of Tuvalu sinking into the Pacific
Discover Goldbarth's Law of Physics ("At the moment when the past becomes two futures, / it becomes two pasts")
Earn 27,000 frequent-flyer miles* by accompanying the Arctic tern on its annual migration
Witness William Herschel construct his famed telescope from horse manure in the late 1770s
Journey into the Paleolithic and "waaay" beyond to observe "The Most Ancient Light in Existence"
Witness why Goldbarth is "a dazzling virtuoso who can break your heart" (Joyce Carol Oates), and ponder how "Goldbarth finds startling and intricate connections where no one else has thought to look" (National Book Critics Circle citation, 2002)

*Budget restrictions apply.

About the Author
Poet and essayist Albert Goldbarth is widely heralded as one of the most creative voices in contemporary American literature. His work frequently appears in the pages of the "New Yorker", the "Nation", "Harper's", and the major literary reviews. Over the past two decades, he has published nearly two dozen volumes of poems and essays, including "Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology" (Georgia), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. He has also been a Guggenheim Fellow, the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, and a finalist for the National Book Award. Goldbarth is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Wichita State University.