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Invisible Strings

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Jim Moore
No, I don’t know
the way to get there.
Two empty suitcases sit in the corner,
if that’s any kind of clue.

—from “Almost Sixty”

Brief, jagged, haiku-like, Jim Moore’s poems in Invisible Strings observe time moving past us moment by moment. In that accrual, line by line, is the anxiety and acceptance of aging, the mounting losses of friends to death or divorce, the accounting of frequent flyer miles and cups of coffee, and the poet’s own process of writing. It is a world of both diminishment and triumphs. Moore has assembled his most emotionally direct and lyrically spare collection, one that amounts to his book of days, seasons, and stark realizations.

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New poetry by Jim Moore, who “elevates economy of phrase to an art”—Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

About the Author

Jim  Moore
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Jim Moore is the author of seven books of poetry, including Underground, Invisible Strings, and Lightning at Dinner. His poetry has appeared in the Nation, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Spoleto, Italy.
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  • “[Invisible Strings] reads like a notebook or a book of days, recording flashes and sparks, epiphanies, stumbles, and triumphs. . . . Moore’s voice is as familiar as an old friend’s and as comfortable as warm socks. This book should be welcome to any reader of contemporary poetry.”—Library Journal
  • “Moore can write tantalizingly about the hidden code of the domestic ritual.”—The Rumpus
  • “Jim Moore’s Invisible Strings [features] epigrammatic fragments of poems on a variety of commonplace, that is, vital matters.”—Denver Post
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