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Imaginarium

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Sightings, Galleries, Sightlines
Poetry by A. Robert Lee
JUN. 2014 | ISBN-13: 978-1-940939-06-3 (eBook)
LCCN: 2013953971

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IMAGINARIUM: SIGHTINGS, GALLERIES, SIGHTLINES, A. Robert Lee’s latest collection of poetry, turns on two connecting keynotes: imagination and sight. Across a broad canvas each of its sequences explores the ways we go about imagining as much as seeing reality. Sightings, which opens the book, turns upon a dozen or so celebrated paintings, among them J.M.W. Turner and Frida Kahlo. Galleries extends the usual meaning of the term to include vantage-points like a French archeological cave, a Bosphorus Straits crossing and a Tokyo station. Sightlines frames a run of personal encounters within the heights and widths of buildings and landscapes – whether different Metro stations, or a major Japanese waterfall or Memphis’s Beale Street. IMAGINARIUM explores yet other kinds of seeing, including poems that use bird flight as metaphors of imagination, airplane travel and its larger meanings of self-journey, Science Fiction film and the envisioning of other worlds, a roster of US photography, and imagination itself as a process to be imagined. In sum the reader is invited into a two-way exchange, imagination as seeing, seeing as imagination.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A. ROBERT LEE
A. ROBERT LEE was a professor in the English department at Nihon University from 1997-2011. British-born, he previously taught at the University of Kent, UK. He has published the poetry collections Imaginarium: Sightings, Galleries, Sightlines (2013), Off Course: Roundabouts & Deviations (2016) and Written Eye: Visuals/Verse (2017). Additional creative works include Japan Textures: Sight and Word, with Mark Gresham (2007), Tokyo Commute: Japanese Customs and Way of Life Viewed from the Odakyu Line (2011), and the verse collections Ars Geographica: Maps and Compasses (2012), Portrait and Landscape: Further Geographies (2013), Americas: Selected Verse and Vignette (2015), and Password: A Book of Locks and Keys (2016). Among his academic publications are Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian Fictions (2003), which won the American Book Award in 2004, and Modern American Counter Writing: Beats, Outriders, Ethnics (2010). He currently resides in Murcia, Spain.

What People Are Saying

A voyage with the ever present panoramic A. Robert Lee – poet, cultural historian, critical writer. This collection is a cartography, a call and response, a resonance and a celebration of “meticulous horizontals,” “Eisensteinian screams” and other luscious optics and beloved poetries. I appreciate the close reading, scholarship, and delight of these imaginariums.

— Anne Waldman, Fast Speaking Woman

A. Robert Lee imagines the sights and sayings of painters, poets and places, and detects the symbolic cues of continents, museums, and cultural coincidence.

— Gerald Vizenor, Almost Ashore

Imaginarium reveals the keen eye of a well-traveled poet. The ekphrastic poems that envoice eighteen paintings are a delight. Deep-textured and infused with history, his poetry overall satisfyingly offers the gift of evocation and invocation.

— Tino Villanueva, So Spoke Penelope

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