Copia (American Poets Continuum Series) by Erika Meitner

By Erika Meitner

"The poems in Copia are approximately what's and what's almost-gone, what's in limbo and what will not cave in, what's nearly at all-time low yet nonetheless and continually brimming with the potential for miracle."—Rachel Zucker

Erika Meitner's fourth ebook takes cues from the Land Artists of the Sixties who created paintings in accordance with landscapes of city peripheries and constructions in quite a few states of disintegration. the gathering additionally features a component to documentary poems approximately Detroit that have been commissioned for Virginia Quarterly Review.

Because it really is an uninhabited position, simply because it
makes me hole, I pried open the pages of
Detroit: the homes blanked out, factories
absorbed again into ghetto fingers and scrub-
oak, piles of tires, lots of cement block.
Vines knock and input via shattered
drop-ceilings, glassless home windows. Ragwort
cracks the street's asphalt to unsolvable

Meitner additionally probes the hulking ruins of workplace constructions, tract housing, superstores, development websites, and freeways, and does not shy from the interactions that take place in Walmart and grocery store parking lots.

It is almost Halloween, which means
wrong sizes on Wal-Mart racks, style baggage of
pumpkins extinguishing themselves at the stoop

children from the trailer park trawling our exact lawns soon
so we will provide away nickels, gentle, sandpaper, raisins, cement.

Erika Meitner was once a 2009 nationwide Poetry sequence winner. Her paintings has seemed in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, The most sensible American Poetry 2011, Kenyon Review, and in other places. She is affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech.

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