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The Siege of the Body and a Brief Respite (Salt Modern Poets) Paperback – March 15, 2004

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Title aside, Siege is less concerned with the life of the body than of the mind. Sex and the siren-call of pleasure are explored in a subset of poems (including the deft "Pornography: Director's Cut" which alternates in tone between clinical and ecstatic), but the real energy lies in Caleshu's riffs. When Caleshu takes a snippet of source material and lets the mind fly, his results are always arresting, occasionally spectacular. -- Ellen Wehle Agni --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Anthony Caleshu is the author of two books of poetry and a novella. His poems and stories have appeared widely in journals and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic, including Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Dublin Review, American Literary Review, and Agni Online. He is the editor of the literary journal Short FICTION and teaches at the University of Plymouth in South West England. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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