Matt Robinson's A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking PDF

By Matt Robinson

ISBN-10: 1895837863

ISBN-13: 9781895837865

This ebook is set reminiscence -- reminiscence as a poetic shape during which refractions of loss, restoration, discovery and identification shape an innovative reshaping of the prior. In uncooked brushstrokes, Robinson files the gradual cascade of occasions and characters slipping throughout the skinny membrane of expertise, shaping our histories. even as, he experiments with type and shape in a superbly sinuous writing. With this, his first ebook, Robinson makes a mind-blowing debut at the North American literary degree.

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It was all about coffee, even the end. ) but after a day we'd begun to head down to the tim's in the lobby, a brief respite that had more -45 to do with leaving than with roasts or presses or sugar and cream, or the lure of caffeine, a sweet release in the worst possible sense — i began to sneak a cup or two. first, downstairs, barely leaving the lobby, then gradually making my way to the elevator and then to your floor, your wing, soon, i was all the way up to the lounge and then outside your room, you didn't seem to mind, it was tea for aunts, and triple-triples for dad and a brother along for the trip, i was experimenting, with new combinations, i was home, having a cup and a shower, when dad called and said we'd better come in.

6i picture postcard seagull, peggy's cove —after my mother; after a photograph by Mark van Dam it is a photograph, and it is what remains of a seagull after the heady conspiracy that is flight ceases — ends in a tumult of bone, granite, bone. and in mailing this picture postcard to my younger brother on his birthday, i want to convey to him, to let him know, that even in my absence (perhaps all the more so) i, too, know something of the suggestive properties of a location, of a situation, i want my younger brother to know that even here, in another province, i, too, am learning the intricacies of our new speech — another language with its fractured syntax, its bleached bone white and sun-worn hieroglyphics, and so through this image and its stamped discussion of some of the finer points of flight, like its conclusion — solid and unavoidable like the glacial remains that punctuate this card's bruised ochre paragraph of land — i hope to make clear the need for us all: my brother, my father, myself— to listen for and look for the haphazard scatter of that other feather-thin diction of chance recollection; thin as the ratified air of peru or some other mountainous region, somewhere else we have yet to be.

8 three scleroderma This page intentionally left blank spring the streets tonite are crystalline; white, and this cold: harder and more violent than second-day-of-spring march should be. mom is making funeral arrangements (but not to plan ahead), i've come to realize people die weather or not; whether or not it's rain, sun, or snow, they go. they go. 4i- dash 8 early black morning with its pink meniscus dawn, a book of short stories and the propeller hum conspire hopefully in a confusion of sight-lines, of plot-lines; a complication of this flight to wakefulness, to a move beyond the uncertainty of this hanging on the air.

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