Parlor Press, 2008
As Ron Silliman has written, "Attention is all." The poems in remanence are supremely attentive to the world-or rather to the traces it leaves in our brains. They also make a study of misperception and error. This is a form of meditation. Much of the book is composed of five-line poems, each long line a semi-separate thought, a probe. Each a kind of echolocation. Gently, insistently, they bring us news of our position.
An interview with Boyer Rickel on remanence is posted on: Christopher Nelson's Poetry Blog
Surface., Cold glow., The death of anecdote.