By Erika Meitner
"The poems in Copia are approximately what's and what's almost-gone, what's in limbo and what will not cave in, what's nearly at all-time low yet nonetheless and regularly brimming with the opportunity of miracle."—Rachel Zucker
Erika Meitner's fourth publication takes cues from the Land Artists of the Sixties who created paintings in response to landscapes of city peripheries and buildings in a variety of states of disintegration. the gathering additionally contains a portion of documentary poems approximately Detroit that have been commissioned for Virginia Quarterly Review.
Because it truly is an uninhabited position, simply because it
makes me hole, I pried open the pages of
Detroit: the homes blanked out, factories
absorbed again into ghetto arms and scrub-
oak, piles of tires, lots of cement block.
Vines knock and input via shattered
drop-ceilings, glassless home windows. Ragwort
cracks the street's asphalt to unsolvable
Meitner additionally probes the hulking ruins of place of work structures, tract housing, superstores, building websites, and freeways, and does not shy from the interactions that happen in Walmart and grocery store parking lots.
It is almost Halloween, which means
wrong sizes on Wal-Mart racks, sort baggage of
pumpkins extinguishing themselves at the stoop
children from the trailer park trawling our exact lawns soon
so we will be able to supply away nickels, gentle, sandpaper, raisins, cement.
Erika Meitner was once a 2009 nationwide Poetry sequence winner. Her paintings has seemed in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, The most sensible American Poetry 2011, Kenyon Review, and in other places. She is affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech.
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