Sight Lines

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Pub Date: 04/09/2019

Pages: 80

Trim: 7 x 10

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

Imprint: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN 13: 9781556595592

ISBN 10: 155659559X

Price: $16.00

Sight Lines

By Arthur Sze

Price: $16.00



About the Book

From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings the disparate and divergent into stunning and meaningful focus. In this new work, Arthur Sze employs a wide range of voices—from lichen on a ceiling to a man behind on his rent—and his mythic imagination continually evokes how humans are endangering the planet; yet, balancing rigor with passion, he seizes the significant and luminous and transforms these moments into riveting and enduring poetry.

About the Book

Sze, in drawing connections between the pastoral and the catastrophic, speaks to a contemporary condition in which we are constantly
fragmented and made whole again as we are presented with a saturation of narratives. In his scenes of the quotidian, musings on life and
death, and traversals between the natural and the artificial, Sze opens us to multitudinous lines of sight.


Arthur Sze is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a National Book Award winner, and recipient of fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.