Ives Set

Ives Set

by Joseph Noble


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Poetry. "In AN IVES SET, Joseph Noble has composed an intricate musical vision, a tribute to Ives, and a dedication to the dynamic nature of sound. This is a book which listens adroitly and reminds us that hearing is also a re-framing, a reconfiguring of residence and a paradoxical profound mode of address"-Laynie Brown. "Noble has somehow tinkered a radio out of words, and tuned it to receive transmissions from a lost paradise of music. Yet Noble's line is listening, not to sound alone, but to pure pattern. Here, writing itself is graphically recast as a rhythmics of perception. By tapping into and upon the head of the ex-centric American composer Ives, Noble's poetry retrieves and retries the truth of a voice in resistance to its own (social as well as sonic) medium. And like the composer whose work is poised and recomposed in this work, Noble is an American original"-Andrew Joron.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889098098
Publisher: lyric& press
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Joseph Noble has published three books of poetry, AN IVES SET (2006, lyric& Press), Antiphonal Airs (Skylight Press, 2013), and WITHIN HEARING (2018, lyric& Press). His poetry and essays have appeared in Hambone, Lana Turner, Seedings, New American Writing, Amerarcana, and other journals. He also plays flutes and saxophones in various improv groups, including Ouroboros, Echo's Bones, and Chamber Cloud.

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