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Night & Ox

A poetry collection by Jordan Scott.

Jordan Scott

Night & Ox is a long poem working its interruptions to a degree where it's broken by the will to live. A poem that invokes expansive loneliness, where the poet's emotional response is to endure. A crushed line of astral forms and anatomy in perpetual remove; it is a poem that nurtures vulnerability: some soft-footed embryo sounds against language's viscera. Night & Ox possesses a feral minimalism for those too tired and too frantic with joy to cope with narrative.

From the book

bronchia think
form a bombsight
think periosteum singing
particle falconry workpiece
two lowcut hills seeking
what stone is
for body
is herd
alliterations


From Night & Ox by Jordan Scott ©2016. Published by Coach House Books.