The Resource Expressway, Sina Queyras, (electronic resource)

Expressway, Sina Queyras, (electronic resource)

Label
Expressway
Title
Expressway
Statement of responsibility
Sina Queyras
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This poem resembles urban sprawl. This poem resembles the freedom to charge a fee. The fee occurs in the gaps. It is an event. It is not without precedent. It is a moment when money is paid. It is a tribute to freedom of choice. Reality is a parking lot in Qatar. Reality is an airstrip in Malawi. Meanwhile the expressway encloses, the expressway round and around the perimeters like wagon trains circling the bonfire, all of them, guns pointed, Busby Berkeley in the night sky. Echoing the pastoral and elegiac modes of the Romantic poets, whose reverence for nature never prevented them from addressing it with all the ideas and sensibilities their times allowed, Sina Queyras's stunning collection explores the infrastructures and means of modern mobility. Addressing the human project not so much as something imposed on nature but as an increasingly disturbing activity within it, Expressway exposes the paradox of modern mobility: the more roads and connections that are built, the more separate people feel. 'Cleanse the doors of perception,' Blake urged, and with that in mind, Queyras has written a bravely lyrical critique of human's ethical and ecological imprint, a legacy easily blamed on corporations and commerce, but one people have allowed, through their tacit acquiescence, to become overwhelming. Every brush stroke, every bolt and nut, every form and curve in the networks of oil and rubber, every thought and its material outcome; each decision can make or unmake all of humanity
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1963-
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Queyras, Sina
Dewey number
C811/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Express highways
Target audience
adult
Label
Expressway, Sina Queyras, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11506116
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11506116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11506116
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Expressway, Sina Queyras, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11506116
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11506116
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11506116
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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