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Budget Travel through Space and Time

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Albert Goldbarth
The glass eye = a prosthetic eye.
And a telescope lens?-the dream life
of the glass eye when it's closed.
—from "About the Dead"

Albert Goldbarth's trusty travel guide, Budget Travel through Space and Time, is a steal. For only $14.00, you can:

- Observe the nation of Tuvalu sinking into the Pacific!
- Discover Goldbarth's Law of Physics ("At the moment when the past becomes two futures, / it becomes two pasts.")!
- Earn 27,000 frequent-flyer miles* by accompanying the Arctic tern in its annual migratory patterns!
- Witness William Herschel, in the late 1770s, construct his famed telescope from horse manure!
- Journey into the Paleolithic and beyond to observe "The Most Ancient Light in Existence"!
- Observe why Goldbarth is "a dazzling virtuoso who can break your heart" (Joyce Carol Oates), and ponder how "Goldbarth finds startling and intricate connections where no one else has thought to look" (National Book Critics Circle citation, 2002)!

*Budget restrictions apply

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A new kaleidoscope of poems by Albert Goldbarth, two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

About the Author

Albert  Goldbarth
Credit: Michael Pointer
Albert Goldbarth is the author of Adventures of Form and Content and more than twenty-five books of poetry, including Everyday People, To Be Read in 500 Years, and The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972–2007. He has twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and is a recipient of the Mark Twain Award from the Poetry Foundation. He selflessly lives in Wichita, Kansas.
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  • “A riveting read…. Goldbarth provides an exhilarating trip, just as the book’s opening epigraph promises, ‘. . . from everlasting to everlasting.’”—The Kansas City Star
  • “These poems are traveling poems, not only because of their subjects…but also because they take us on journeys beyond our daily lives. A profound collection.”—Library Journal, starred review
  • “[Goldbarth] gives us a book that shimmers with love and sex and friendship and aging and death and a zillion other things in equal measure.”—Georgia Review
  • “Goldbarth has produced another brashly original, mind-blowing collection of poems.”—Booklist
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