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    ISBN: 9781772013610 | Paperback

    152 pages | Pub. Date: 20210826
    6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
    Frontlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
    Rights: WORLD

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A poetic, theatrical, and philosophical examination of self and identity

OЯACULE occurs at the intersection of poetry and theatre. The book’s dramatis personae inhabits a classical and cosmological world where psychic phenomena constantly threaten to impinge upon the arc of combat occurring between the women trapped within. Influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, the writings of Plato and Homer, and the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, OЯACULE interweaves lyric expression of dreams, theatrical dialogue, songs, and the voices of both chorus and anti-chorus, interrogating the tenuous relations between absence and time, dream and memory, and conscious and unconscious sensing.

"OЯACULE emerges from Nicole Raziya Fong’s remarkable and under-acknowledged debut, PEЯFACT. Together, the books sustain a meditation on the shape and nature of the poem. They reveal a musician’s approach to composition by stretching the compositional duration over the entire book, and by imagining the poem as a continuous, improvisatory entity that can suddenly take epic flight, or compress into the particular. OЯACULE is an achievement. It reaches to the past and holds to the Greek tragedy while sustaining its argument with the future of poetic form. Its language slips and evades common expectations of how meaning is constructed. As its ephemeral characters discuss loss, time, materiality, and being, their words rise like smoke off the page; as we try to grasp them, they dissolve. OЯACULE navigates poetry’s ancient complexities while offering insight into the poem’s hybrid and evolving future."
—Kaie Kellough

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