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Tokyo Butter


Thylias Moss
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From the acclaimed, award-winning poet, this new collection is a gripping search for life and truth. From Thylias Moss, one of America's most innovative poets, comes "Tokyo Butter," perhaps her most innovative book to date. Inventing new poetics as she goes, Moss applies her exhilarating capacity for language to a synthesis of the personal, the historical, and the cultural. She searches searches for vestiges of Deirdre, a beloved cousin who has left the living; for hints of Cindy Song, a college student missing since 2001; and for manifestations of her true self in the archaic wings of science. Moss' imagination is, as always, ravenous, interrogative--but in "Tokyo Butter" there is an urgency amidst the jagged, beautiful verse that has become her trademark.

All recent publications by Thylias Moss

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All publications by Thylias Moss

Limited Fork Theory websites (2010): 4orkology, 4orked, (2011): The Midhudson Taffy Company, Lexicon 97; Limited Fork Theory weblogs (2011): Moxie Supper (blogspot), Moxie supper (wordpress); Limited Fork video: The Forkergirl Channel, Limited Fork podcasts on iTunes (2006): Limited Fork, Limited Fork Music, Limited Fork Video Anthology; conventional books: Tokyo Butter (2006), Slave Moth (2004), Tale of a Sky-Blue Dress (1999), Last Chance For The Tarzan Holler (1998); Small Congregations: New and Selected Poems (1993); Rainbow Remnants in Rock Bottom Ghetto Sky (1991); At Redbones (1990); Pyramid of Bone (1989); Hosiery Seams on a Bowlegged Woman (1983); I Want To Be (1993).  Youtube visual "poams" by "forkergirl" (Thylias Moss)

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