My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites

My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites

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Overview

NAMED THE BEST POETRY OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES

My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites is the result of a daily investigative writing practice, in which I was worried that a poem invested in the particulars of my life would be uninteresting—that the "ordinary" would be mundane. Instead memory, dreams, and the associative power of the imagination filled each moment with meaning, each tv show I watched or friend I spoke with, each outfit I wore or nail polish color I chose. In these poems, a combination of dread (for something approaching) and anxiety (for what might be approaching but isn't yet known) undid a sense of the present separate from climate change, global racial capitalism, whiteness, and gender-based violence, especially as I wrote as I tried to find out how my own gender fit into the world. The prose poem is the vehicle by which a recording practice ("journaling") meets the associative power of the poem.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823289493
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: Poets Out Loud
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 319,977
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

S. Brook Corfman is the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, and two chapbooks, including The Anima: Four Closet Dramas (Gauss PDF, 2019). Born and raised in Chicago, they now live in Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

Foreword | ix

Premonition | 1

Meteor | 3

Apparent Corona | 27

Cold Meteor | 41

Premonition | 67

Notes | 69

Acknowledgments | 70

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