Posts Tagged: Andrew Choate

“Stingray Clapping” by Andrew Choate

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Perhaps what is most thrilling about Stingray Clapping, Andrew Choate’s enigmatic collection of tonal, non-sequitur phrases, is that the book compels the reader to imagine the amoral absurdities of phrases not (yet) part of the cultural lexicon. In it, aphorisms exile its reader from virtue. Lists categorize randomness. Idioms, at best, address a parallel world […]


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Housten Donham, at HTMLGiant, reviews Andrew Choate’s new book Stingray Clapping. While musing on the minimalist and “oddly pleasurable” pieces, Donham also comments on the current poetry scene. As a student of political poetry, he is not against poetry with purpose but seeks a less pointed approach: “At a time when so much poetry is […]