Orange (Paperback)

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Memory, like a dog, pulls at the leash. It wants to roll in the flower beds, it wants to dig in its heels, it wants to jump the fence to chase some glimpse of joy. Orange is a delightfully playful book, a multilinear narrative poem that formally indulges in distraction as much as attention as it meanders backwards and forwards and across through the course of grief.

— From Callie


Poetry. Hybrid Genre. LGBTQIA Studies. Jewish Studies. My dog died today. So begins ORANGE, the first book by Seattle poet E. Briskin. With playful digressions into anecdote, the philosophy of consciousness, literature, and animal behavioral science, ORANGE approaches grief at once tangentially and directly. Its narrator--disconnected, mournful, comic, angry, irreverent, overwrought, and seemingly always in a coffee shop--wants to understand the lost dog and to memorialize it, or maybe, in grieving, to regain what is lost. ORANGE is a book that resists genre, gendering, and chronology. Written in a furrowed numbering scheme that can be read vertically or horizontally, its form reflects the way our psyche is fragmented and unified by loss. Like all book from Entre R os Books, ORANGE includes a generous selection of easy-to-download audio of the author reading.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780960045716
ISBN-10: 0960045716
Publisher: Entre Rios Books
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020
Pages: 260
Language: English