By Kimiko Hahn
Rooted in conventional jap aesthetics and meditations on modern neuroscience, a gorgeous new quantity from a necessary American poet.
Acclaimed as "one of the main attention-grabbing lady poets of our time" (BOMB), Kimiko Hahn is a shape-shifter, a poet who seeks novel types for her completely unique material and "stands as a welcome voice of experimentation and fervour" (Bloomsbury Review). In Brain Fever, Hahn integrates the new findings of technology, historical eastern aesthetics, and observations from her existence as a lady, spouse, mom, daughter, and artist.
Rooted in meditations on modern neuroscience, Brain Fever takes as its topic the mysteries of the human mind—the nature of desires and thoughts, the potentially illusory nature of linear time, the complexity of conveying like to a toddler. in a single poem, "A Bowl of Spaghetti," she cites a comparability that researchers draw among unraveling "the thousands of miles of wires within the [human] mind" and "untangling a bowl of spaghetti," and therefore she untangles a reminiscence of her personal: "I have an outdated picture: Rei in her excessive chair closely / settling on each one strand to mash in her mouth. // was once she ? used to be that sailor costume from mom? / Did I prepare dinner that sauce from scratch? if that is so, there has been a carrot within the pot."
Equally encouraged via Sei Shonagon's tenth-century Pillow Book and the newest findings of cognitive learn, Brain Fever is an exhilarating mixture of the well timed and the timeless.
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