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The Quicken Tree

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The Quicken Tree

By: Bill Knott

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About This Title

"The most original poet of my generation . . . also the greatest outsider" — Stephen Dobyns, AWP Chronicle. The author of eight poetry collections, Knott remains outside traditional conventions, fascinated by the verbal texture of language, fusing ideas and images that challenge and bedazzle.


Stress Therapy

Time, time, time, time, the clock
vaccinates us,
and then even that lacks
prophylaxis.
Ticktock-pockmarked, stricken
by such strokes, we
get sick of prescriptions
which work solely
on the body.
Systole diastole--
It is by its very
intermittency
that the heart knows
itself to be an I.


© BOA Editions, Ltd 1996

Available editions:
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Cloth ISBN: 1-880238-24-1
Price: $20.00
Publishing Date: January 1995
Paperback ISBN: 1-880238-25-x
Price: $12.50
Publishing Date: January 1995