Books
Carl Marcum

A Camera Obscura

From the edge of a singularity and across desert roads at night, A Camera Obscura teleports its readers through deep space nebulae and the constructs of cityscapes to arrive at what it means to “see.” Lovers embrace in sonnets and meditations move through artworks and Hubble Telescope images as these poems employ ekphrastic visions to balance the profound displacements in the most mundane aspects of our lives with science, fact, faith, and song. In the ceremonial blades of Aztec sacrifice and the anonymity of undocumented lives, these poems accrete into a solar system of images seen true, seen askance, seen in error, seen entire. A Camera Obscura is the dark room of the imagination where sīgnum—the sign, the act—becomes the tangible testaments of living.
56 printed pages
Original publication
2021
Publisher
Red Hen Press

Impressions

    👍
    👎
    💧
    🐼
    💤
    💩
    💀
    🙈
    🔮
    💡
    🎯
    💞
    🌴
    🚀
    😄

    How did you like the book?

    Sign in or Register

On the bookshelves

    Bookmate
    Picks of the week
    • 773
    • 178
    Bookmate
    Call Of The Weird
    • 69
    • 115
    Red Hen Press
    Red Hen Press
    • 77
    • 95
    b4100789073
    Fffff
    • 1
    Kelly Strong
    Poetry
    • 1
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)