Moving Blanket

Moving Blanket

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Author: Kosta Anagnopoulos 

Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2010)

The first full length book of poetry by Kostas Anagnopoulos, offers a dislocated sense of movement as an entry point into the instability of daily life. Moving Blanket features poems that the New York Times described as ones which “aren’t closed systems but seem to be seeking an iPad or a Droid to infiltrate.” As the writing weaves between prosaic and dreamlike, the poems allude to a collage wrought with juxtaposed images reflective of the experience of our currently fractured reality.

There were 700 paperback and 200 clothbound hardcover copies printed.

"The poems in Moving Blanket seem to measure the nearly imperceptible moment in which consciousness becomes aware of itself as language. Elusive yet vivid, they ride on subtle mild currents that can turn unexpectedly into eddies of grace or passion. In the end, we have been on a journey without destination, other than the unfurling of an intimacy between a poet and his world: 'I sit on our bench again / Things are happening around me.'"

–Ann Lauterbach