Acclaimed poet Souvankham Thammavongsa returns with her fourth collection, a book about meaning. Meaning can sometimes blow up, crack something we had not seen, or darken what had been seen so clear to us. Meaning can happen with so little and go on to take so much from us.
Meaning can sometimes take a long time to arrive, years even, if ever. And it's possible meaning does not mean, and that in itself could be meaningful. Whatever happens to meaning, it is always there. It means even when you don't want it. Every poem in this book looks at meaning and the ways in which it arrives, if at all. (From McClelland & Stewart)
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From the book
An announcement is coming this afternoon
Something about targeted closings, forecasts,
assuming of sales, royalty revenues, gross proceeds,
multiple metrics, range of approximation, land
holdings, future spending, and commitments.
Watch how rank can be stronger than peers. More
details will be provided at the closing of this transaction.
Defer any major decisions. Resume spending and
expansion. Deploy capital to improve physical
integration. Main concerns are related to potential use
of proceeds. Return to historical capital, ongoing
internal changes. There is an implied discount.
Proceeds and recommendation remain unchanged.
Continue to rank. Repeat. Buy. Press Release.
From Brokerage Report I in Cluster by Souvankham Thammavongsa ©2019. Published by Penguin Random House.