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Person Hour by Thibault Raoult

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Person Hour Thibault Raoult BlazeVOX [books]
Thibault Raoult reaches across the orderly table of syntax and conventional content to grab the reader literally by the throat in order to redirect attention to language performing itself as an unresolved constellation of eros, humor, history, and social observation. Raoult’s high-energy BOOM of linguistic pyrotechnics falls onto the page in bursts of rhythmic pulse, parallelisms, and tonal families. The style of his sentences seems to imitate more familiar styles, the way patterns on moth wings might imitate eyes. Here comes Rimbaud reborn, addled, and set on fire for the 21st century.
—Forrest Gander
Derivative of no one, Thibault Raoult forms his own école. With “bluet as form” and “Brulée as content,” his first collection, Person Hour, is both sweet and alive. Language is made new here by combinations that ask us to linger, not leap: “Because spent spits / Jet beds, // Vireo marrow: / The brush & the hush.” Serious play. Fierce pleasure. Person Hour is a meal you have to prepare for.
—Samuel Amadon
Thibault Raoult, born in Pithiviers, France, & raised in Rochester, NY, has published two chapbooks—"El P.E. [physical education of the elevated train" (Projective Industries) & "I'll Say I'm Only Visiting" (Cannibal Books). A former Dolin Scholar at the University of Chicago, he gently holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, where he won the Weston Poetry Prize, & the Michael S. Harper Prizes in Poetry & Praxis. Thi lives in Colorado.
Book Information:
· Paperback: 70 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-056-9
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