Hour Book (Paperback)
Poetry. Winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize. The devotions, time-stamped lyrics, and prose-poem meditations that make up HOUR BOOK track the simultaneous experience of two significant life events--a birth and a death--while investigating artistic, historical, philosophical, and political constructions of time. Intertexts range from medieval Books of Hours, to Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, to E.P. Thompson's writings on time and capitalism, to Yoko Ono's performance art. These poems attempt to make the powerful abstraction of time visceral; to turn time into a room we might enter together and explore.