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Ephemeron

Poems

Southern Messenger Poets

68 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / None

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Poetry

  Paperback / 9780807139875 / November 2011

Winner of the ASU Faculty Achievement Award for Best Performance or Artwork

Winner of the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Poetry

In a work of startling originality, the T.R. Hummer's Ephemeron presents a meditation on ephemerality from the point of view of the ephemeron itself as it passes, be it the individual, the atom, the particle. Relentless in its stalking of the boundary between being and nonbeing, Hummer's work becomes a tour-de-force that shines a spotlight into dark corners of Being, revealing yet more darkness.

T. R. Hummer is the author of ten books of poetry, including The Infinity Sessions and Ephemeron. A native of Mississippi and longtime devotee and practitioner of jazz, he worked as the editor of the Kenyon Review, the New England Review, and the Georgia Review and now teaches creative writing at Arizona State University in Phoenix.

Advance Praise for Ephemeron

"Reading this book is like following a camera through a city like no other on this earth. Here is the wreck of an airplane, there an old woman sitting naked in a wicker chair. Slaves do the work of unseen masters; the shadow of a hawk drifts lazily over a battlefield strewn with shrapneled bodies. Hummer’s world is bright with the beauty of decay, charged with the force of his unrelenting intellect."—David Kirby

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