Benjamin’s Spectacles by Spring Ulmer


638 in stock

80 pages, 6.5 x 8.5 ” paper

Price: $14

ISBN: 978-1-888553-22-7

First Book Award Winner 2007

“Walter Benjamin had the heart of a poet, and always served the imagination first. Spring Ulmer finds him there, in the imagination, and recognizes him as another being of language–of angels and demons. This is poetry from the world Benjamin left behind, with all its unspeakable delights and terrors, conspiracies and heartbreaks–‘thimblefuls of relation’ and ‘inner conversations’ among a host of ‘disoriented survivors.’ This is poetry ‘unhanging itself,’ unburying itself into being.” —David Levi Strauss

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Spring Ulmer

Spring Ulmer grew up in Vermont. She attended The Cooper Union School of Art, worked as a photojournalist and reporter in eastern Kentucky, and holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Arizona. Ulmer’s honors include grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Andrea Frank Foundation. In 1998, she was an artist-in-residence at…

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