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Edges & Fray

On Language, Presence, and (Invisible) Animal Architectures (Wesleyan Poetry)

Danielle Vogel

Paperback

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Description

Poetry, prose, and photographs, explore the edges of language

not the format on the page
writing is the retrieval
of material ---- to produce a desired, shape
as open: archiving
the word architecture
build within the space of this
thought . sound, shaped
into series becomes
sentence and series

Edges & Fray is an embodied meditation that cultivates receptivity and deep listening to the ways we inhabit language and its ethereal resilience. Combining close observation of birds' nests and the writing process, Danielle Vogel brings the reader into communion with language as a mode of presence. Experimental and deeply grounded, its construction is intuitive and masterful, its many threads interwoven and intrinsically linked. This is a beautiful and inspiring book at the intersection of poetry, somatics, ecology, and divination.

Sample Poem:

not the format on the page
writing is the retrieval
of material ---- to produce a desired, shape
as open: archiving
the word architecture
build within the space of this
thought . sound, shaped
into series becomes
sentence and series.

Wesleyan University Press, 9780819579218, 112pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2020



About the Author

Danielle Vogel is a cross-genre writer and visual artist. She is the author of Between Grammars and the artist book Narrative & Nest.