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Kathleen Fraser




Nightboat
2011 • 184 pp. 6 3/4 x 9 1/2"
Poetry

$17.95 Paperback, 978-0-9844598-8-9



The first new collection by this innovative poet in seven years

Kathleen Fraser’s inventive new book showcases poems from four recent collaborative artist books that exhibit “her longtime love of words as objects into play” (The New York Times). These new poems, many created through her unique collage and hand paste-up techniques, continue Fraser’s ambitious exploration of the boundaries of language and the limits of the page.

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“I love Kathleen Fraser’s extraordinary intelligence, her persistent care for where she is—and for all those she finds there too”Robert Creeley

From the Book:

something we needed

firstsight

Subtracting from black, it approaches the middle distance of elephant grey
or the disappearance of asigned pigment. The water’s surface

defines two of four dimensions, fire having been relatively accessible above
ground even as the land animals were shut away from their familiar huts.

Most water depth had not been measured until there was none.
We were not told, or was it that we didn’t know how to recognize the symptoms

as our brains grew feeble from continuously multiplying facts: oil spill tinned
and marketed. Yet certain parts of the alphabet were discovered

along the low grey wall identified as the horizon: X seemed particularly
poignant, suggesting something we needed.



KATHLEEN FRASER, author of 18 books of poetry and prose, including her selected poems, il cuore: the heart and her essay collection, Translating the Unspeakable. She lives in San Francisco and spends each spring in Rome.



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