Third Factory/Notes to Poetry

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Attention Span 2012 | Amina Cain

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NS | We Press Ourselves Plainly | Nightboat | 2010

“Charge through the door or the chimney…”

Bhanu Kapil | Schizophrene | Nightboat | 2011

“A map of three black days and beneath it in pencil a sentence.”

Andrew K. Peterson | Bonjour Meriwether and the Rabid Maps | Fact-Simile | 2011

“Huddle close to the interpreter’s glow.”

Renee Gladman | The Ravickians | Dorothy | 2011

“There is the proximity of the adult human body and then there is the closeness of buildings.”

George Eliot | Middlemarch | Penguin | 1871

“Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.”

Gina Abelkop | Darling Beastlettes | Apostrophe | 2011

“A small, raw vegetable you once overlooked was peeking out from under my skirt.”

Andrea Rexilius | Half of What They Carried Flew Away | Letter Machine | 2012

“I would begin wintered with the hawk and fox.”

Gail Scott | Heroine | Coach House | 1999

“The lens shifts again to that dome-shaped café.”


Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues, 2009) and CREATURE (Dorothy, forthcoming 2013). She lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Amina Cain’s contribution to Attention Span for 2011. Return to 2012 directory.

Written by Steve Evans

December 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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