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Quantum Lyrics: Poems (Paperback)

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A. Van Jordan happens to love poetry, comic books, theoretical physics, stand up comedy, and classic cinema all at once. That breadth of knowledge mixed with a mastery of stylistic form means that his poems aren't mere verse and meter, they are short films, one act plays, splash pages, and hot button bits all at once. In Quantum Lyrics, Jordan writes about love, the theory of relativity, and DC Comics characters with equal expertise and ease. He leaves you laughing and with emotion caught in your throat within the space of a stanza. On top of it all, you know not only is this a poet of many, many interests, but also a poet who is unabashedly full of heart.

— From Cory


This ambitious collection explores the intersection of the infinite world of physics with the perplexities of the human condition. Employing both narrative and cinematic structure, Jordan re-creates the lives of Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, and comic book superheroes--the Green Lantern, the Atom--and also reveals himself in poems of recollection and loss.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393333121
ISBN-10: 0393333124
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 116
Language: English