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Ozone journal, Peter Balakian

Label
Ozone journal
Title
Ozone journal
Statement of responsibility
Peter Balakian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sequel of sorts to "Ziggurat," published in the Phoenix Poets series in 2010, the title poem from "Ozone Journal" recounts the memory of the speaker's excavating the bones of Armenian genocide victims in the Syrian desert with a TV journalist crew in 2009. The speaker "dreams back," as it were, to the 1980s, when, as a young man in his thirties and caring for a young daughter after a recent divorce, he is having to juggle both personal and cultural/historical complexities living as a single parent in Manhattan. The poems create a montage that has the feel of history as lived experience, with the speaker struggling with the nature of memory as the poems move constantly back and forth to the Syrian desert, the dissolution of his marriage, visits and conversations with a cousin dying of AIDS, and encounters with famous jazz producers at Columbia Records to discuss music. In this book, Peter Balakian aims at the bigger picture of humanity's history of atrocity and trauma, but through short vignettes grounded in everyday situations, and in particular times and places"--Publisher's info
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balakian, Peter
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A443
LC item number
O97 2015
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Phoenix poets
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Divorce
Label
Ozone journal, Peter Balakian
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky259599083
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 82 pages
Isbn
9780226207032
Lccn
2014016859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Ozone journal, Peter Balakian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky259599083
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 82 pages
Isbn
9780226207032
Lccn
2014016859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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