Sight Lines

Finalist, National Book Awards 2019 for Poetry

ISBN 9781556595592
Copper Canyon Press
Arthur Sze

Arthur Sze is a poet, translator, and editor. He is the author of ten books of poetry and is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. More about this author >

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From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings the disparate and divergent into stunning and meaningful focus. In this new work, Arthur Sze employs a wide range of voices―from lichen on a ceiling to a man behind on his rent―and his mythic imagination continually evokes how humans are endangering the planet; yet, balancing rigor with passion, he seizes the significant and luminous and transforms these moments into riveting and enduring poetry.