New PDF release: Elegy Owed

By Bob Hicok

National publication Critics Circle Award finalist.

Paterson Award for Literary Excellence.

"What Hicok's getting at [in Elegy Owed] is either the need and the inadequacy of language, the very bluntness of which (talk a couple of paradox) makes all of it the extra crucial that we have interaction with it as a precision tool, a strength of readability, of (at instances) lousy grace."—Los Angeles Times

"[A] fluid, soaking up new assortment. . . . hugely recommended."—Library Journal, starred review

When requested in an interview "What might Bob Hicok release from a tremendous sling shot?" he spoke back "Bob Hicok." Elegy Owed—Hicok's 8th book—is an existential video game of tornado within which the principles of mourning are damaged and salvaged, and "you can by no means step into an analogous unlikely domestic back twice."

From "Notes for a time capsule":

The twig in. i will positioned the twig in I hold in my pocket
and my pocket and my eye, my left eye. A cup
of the Ganges and the micro organism from shit
in the Ganges and the besides ablutions of rainbow-
robed Hindus within the Ganges. The dawnline of the mountain
with contrail above like an accessory in a language
too huge for my mouth. A mirror
so whoever opens the earlier will see themselves
in the earlier and fall again from their face
speaking to them throughout centuries or hours
or the nearnevers . . .

Bob Hicok's labored as an car die fashion designer and a working laptop or computer method administrator ahead of turning into an affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.


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