They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This (Paperback)

By Anna Moschovakis

Coffee House Press, 9781566894203, 100pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

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Description

Anna Moschovakis measures words, crosses languages, and invents forms. In a mode of inquiry, friction, and barbed naivet , these four long poems trouble notions of history, self-knowledge, and intimacy, insisting that "how to be" is a question we can never tire of confronting.

From "Paradise (film two)"

/ Being raised in science / under the sign of logic / I never understood how certain / promises / could be made / I could say "I promise / that unless something unexpected happens / I will do the dishes every night / this week" / I was very literal / especially with my lovers / I could say "I love you today" / but not "I will love you tomorrow" /



About the Author

Anna Moschovakis is a writer, translator, and editor with an interest in crossing modes of poetry, narrative, philosophy, and documentary prose. She's the author of three books, including You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (Coffee House 2011, winner of the James Laughlin Award) and They and We Will Get into Trouble for This (Coffee House 2016), and more than a dozen chapbooks.She is a longtime member of the Brooklyn-based publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse, and in 2015 she co-founded Bushel, a collectively run art and community space in Delhi, NY.