lac[e]y.

By P. Inman b. 1947 P. Inman

for Tom Raworth

                 a.    taupe. wald.

             less.    commas.
             into.    gelatin.

                           *

           “let’s.    call.
          this.”   
               my.    age.
       leaning.    into.
           some.    dream.

                           *

              the.    further. he.
        moves.    away.
              the.    more. surfaces.
              the.    longer.
            they.    end.
                as.    her. midst.

                           *

               my.    nose.
                 of.    all.
     recourse.    
      (shaped.   
       trouble.    upon.
                    .    siecle.)

              my.    polk. m’edge.



P. Inman, "reception. theory." from at. least.. Copyright © 1999 by P. Inman.  Reprinted by permission of Krupskaya.

Source: at. least.. (Krupskaya, 1999)

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Poet P. Inman b. 1947

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Language Poetry

Subjects Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics

Biography

P. (Peter) Inman’s collections of poetry include Platin (1979), ocker (1982), Red Shift (1988), Criss Cross (1994), Vel (1995), at. least (1999), and Ad Finitum (2008). His work has been published in Ron Silliman’s influential anthology of Language poetry In the American Tree (2001).

Inman’s poetry uses an anti-representational system of language. Mark Wallace, in an online article for Fascicle, noted in Inman’s work the . . .

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

SCHOOL / PERIOD Language Poetry

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