The Way to the Citadel
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This collection takes up questions of bodies, the nature of nature, and our precarious relationship with the future. It is committed to a poetics of association that necessarily refuses to operate according to the normative pressures of logic. The collection takes its title from the 1937 Paul Klee painting of the same name which depicts a series of arrows crookedly superimposed across the lower portion of a colorful grid. Much like Klee’s painting, the poems included here are able to move associatively because their regular stanzaic patterns—couplets, tercets, the monostich—allow for the cohesion of seemingly disparate things.