ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行 动 Oперация

Moez Surani

ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行 动 Oперация

With ةيلمع Operación Opération Operation 行动 Oперация, Surani draws from two poetic traditions - conceptual poetry, with its appropriation and filtration of language and its methodological focus on establishing rigorous constraints from which poems develop and emerge; and inventory poems that aggregate small parts into larger, inferred meanings. In so doing, he achieves two important aims: On the one hand, he shows that no word is free from connoting violence - where "tulip" and "grasshopper" are equal to "killer" and "bone breaker," no word is inherently innocent, beautiful or good. On the other hand, he provokes people to consider whether their personal values match the values of the military operations that are conducted by their countries, often in the name of protecting and/or representing those same citizens. (From BookThug)


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1945

Clobber

Haystack

1946

Archery

Asylum

Bille

Blizzard

Copyright

Goodwood

Homing Pigeon

Honeybee

Hunger III

Marriages


From Operation by Moez Surani ©2016. Published by BookThug.