Inter Arma Lauren Shufran

ISBN: 9781934200681

Published: April 23rd 2013

Paperback

88 pages


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Inter Arma  by  Lauren Shufran

Inter Arma by Lauren Shufran
April 23rd 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 88 pages | ISBN: 9781934200681 | 3.44 Mb

This debut collection takes its title from a maxim of Cicero’s that, translated loosely as “In times of war the law falls silent,” has been effective in recent discourse around the erosion of citizens’ rights. Lauren Shufran employs a sprightly,MoreThis debut collection takes its title from a maxim of Cicero’s that, translated loosely as “In times of war the law falls silent,” has been effective in recent discourse around the erosion of citizens’ rights.

Lauren Shufran employs a sprightly, activated boot-camp cadence in her metrically rigorous poems to look closely at the uncomfortable positions our military interventions put us in.Riffing on military chants, propulsive rhythms whereby submission and domination are inculcated, these chatty, allusive, classically informed poems explore analogies of terrorism and homosexuality in the context of our militarized media, our mediated military. Internalized rhymes, lyric baubles, and glittery, hyphenated memes insist on trainings and missions wherein heroes and villains are sodomized and lionized, penetrated and perpetuated.From Afterwards They Photographed my Veteran Face, f/4 at 500:The aperture where pussyfooting loses depthOf field like summary exposures.

Doubt-Ful of my fealty I’d procured a honey whoWas made of honey-indicators: formIn cock and crockery. I souse his dish with glazeTo make it lachrymose and vitreous,Get myriad shaft fractures in his forearms andHis saucers, and high incidences ofThrow-Downer’s Sprain from over-wedging. I put theClay up on the wheel- I make a hole there.Lauren Shufran received an MA in English and MFA in poetry from San Francisco State University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she studies Renaissance lyric and religious enthusiasm in seventeenth-century England.

This is her first full-length book.



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