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Free download ¹ Core Samples from the World 108 ò Forrest Gander’s Core Samples from the World is a magnificent compendium of poetry photography and essay a form of Japanese haibun Collaborating with three acclaimed photographers Gander explores tensions between the familiar and foreign His elouent new work voices an ethical concerWeen the familiar and foreign His elouent new work voices an ethical concern for others exploring empathic relations in which the world itself is fundamental Taking us around the globe to China Mexico Bosnia He. Gander's collection typifies modern poetry Most of the pieces resemble essays of his own travels Perhaps attempting to make us feel along with him he interposes a lot of foreign words and phrases After reading this I absolutely carry no interest in visiting the places he did I am simply not that adventurous The photographs add a great deal to the collection At time it seems he bases the poems off the photosI enjoy his ability to take us to Bosnia remote parts of China and Chile and feel like I was alongside of him Especially when he describes foods and drinks some were disgusting to me But hey what I eat may horrify a ChileanOverall this was fun to read

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Forrest Gander’s Core Samples from the World is a magnificent compendium of poetry photography and essay a form of Japanese haibun Collaborating with three acclaimed photographers Gander explores tensions bet. The book is organized as 4 series of three poemswritings The first of each group is an Evaporation poem lineated dedicated lyrical Intimate There is always a sheThe second piece in each series is a photo essay poem a collaboration with a photographer the black white photos are almost uniformly stellar These are in various poetic forms Non specific locations or not AS specific as the locales in the third section of each group These poems are revealed always in situation These poems are built upon repetitions which create an incantatory hallucinatory effect The least effective of these photoessay pieces is to my mind the last Lovegreen with photos by Raymond Meeks Unlike earlier pieces this poem seems written to the images as if the images must precede the words rather than form in conjunction with themEven so there are word pictures that do not describe photos there is no boy in the photosas well as photos that aren't doubled in words like the jars filled with pond creatures both innocent play shadow of lab filled jars of formaldehyde preserved amphibians we can't see the birds that are purportedly captured on film They may be in the photos but we can't find them outThe third selection in each series is in haibun form a prose poem or simply prose interjected with what appear to be three line haikus on closer inspection however these do not follow the traditional 5 7 5 syllabic form but are of irregular varying length These prose pieces are accounts of a poet's journey specific journeys to specific countries to participate in collouiums of international poets the poet's journey into other cultures and languages through the work of translation The countries cultures visited are those of China Mexico Bosnia Chile The final journey to Chile like the preceding photo essay of Part 4 is different than those of the first three sections Here the poet travels solo He seems isolated less integrated into the foreign place The poets he is among remain absent Nicanor Parra doesn't meet with him when he goes to the poet's house when Parra drives into town to see him Gander isn't at his hotel So the meeting is aborted He visits Neruda's house but Neruda is dead The vigil must be constant for the icon to appear for the icon to accept the invitation This unlike earlier journey poems is about NOT making connection of feeling the full strangeness of one's outsider situation Ultimately however at last he's in rhythm with the local but this integration in the here and now self in other feels unstable contingent For this moment but perhaps not for tomorrowHis estrangement is somewhat mitigated but in a universal cosmic rather than particular sense despite claims of integration in the local He hasn't really connected with anyone in this placeThe structure of the book recapitulates the breadth variety of Gander's oeuvre in general His lyrical related but stand alone poems his extensive work as a translator especially of Mexican poets but also his forays into Japanese winked at so to speak here by use of the tweaked haibun form his works of collaboration with photographers These last works veer toward document witness They have a social ecological component

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Core Samples from the WorldRzegovina and Chile Core Samples shows how Gander’s “sharp sense of place has made him the most earthly of our avant garde the best geographer of fleshly sites since Olson” Donald RevellThe Colorado Revie. MALINALCOInvited by one of the clinic regularsto a wake for his child I’m pressedto the coffin in which the dead girl liesdressed as an angelita Her brothersherd into the hall where la señora ancianabestows each with the talismanicname of an animal or bird Latein the eveningat the bar of a restaurant known for its sopade maiz con tabasco I find you eatingwith your fingers Your neck when Ikiss it smells like plantainand oreganoWho’s there you ask