The Guns and Flags Project : Poems

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  • Author(s): O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
  • Series:
    New California Poetry
  • Publication Information:
    Berkeley : University of California Press. 2002
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Obsessed with work and dream, shot through with weather and color, Geoffrey G. O'Brien's spirited debut pursues the possibility of the lyric itself--whether the voice raised'with melodies/and thinking'can be rescued from the ongoing disaster of progress. In roving five-beat lines the poems pass again and again through scenes of liminality--sunset and dawn, falling asleep and waking up, border crossings--searching there for a potential ethics and politics of vision, a mutating, rhythmic'project'to oppose the inert spectacle of guns and flags. Like Ashbery stoked on sonics, O'Brien insists that the restless, unsatisfied motion of thought must hold the place for an ever-decaying freedom within the state.Yet it is not idea alone that flares'passionately in our lives,'but the smell of rain, the behavior of clouds, repetitions of waves: these are the subjects of a meditative ecstasy that advances The Guns and Flags Project as an inheritor of the Stevensian tradition, charged with a sense that history's never-ending storm of restoration and ruin cannot be outmaneuvered but might be withstood, and even revised, by song.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780520231320. 9780520231450. 9780520936140.
    • Accession Number:
      52861513
    • Accession Number:
      90559
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      O’BRIEN, G. G. The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. ISBN 9780520231320. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559. Acesso em: 10 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      O’Brien GG. The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559. Accessed April 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      O’Brien, G. G. (2002). The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. University of California Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      O’Brien, Geoffrey G. 2002. The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. New California Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559.
    • Harvard:
      O’Brien, G. G. (2002) The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. Berkeley: University of California Press (New California Poetry). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559 (Accessed: 10 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      O’Brien, GG 2002, The Guns and Flags Project : Poems, New California Poetry, University of California Press, Berkeley, viewed 10 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      O’Brien, Geoffrey G. The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. University of California Press, 2002. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      O’Brien, Geoffrey G. The Guns and Flags Project : Poems. New California Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      O’Brien GG. The Guns and Flags Project : Poems [Internet]. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2002 [cited 2020 Apr 10]. (New California Poetry). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=90559