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Beverly Dahlen
A Reading (11-17)

101 pages
ISBN 0-937013-33-1


A Reading (11-17) fills its reader with the infinite doubt and possibility of consciousness. It is an exquisitely painful way to continue. Life itself comes into question. The world is found not to exist before the words. They answer back. This is a master's version.
--Laura Moriarty

A Reading manifests a generic singularity, an absolutely human presence which could at the same time be interchanged with anyone... Writing and reading are both acts of relation, problematically focused on the object that comes in between--and object made of words, which might be conduit or
barrier or mute altar.
--Geoffrey O'Brien