For Dust Thou Art (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry)
- Publish Date: 2005-09-26
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Associate Professor Timothy Liu
Running the gamut from traditional to radical forms, Timothy Lius sixth collection of poems, For Dust Thou Art, continues the trajectory of his previous books but extends his lyrical range. The centerpiece of the volumes tripartite structure is a meditation on the events surrounding 9/11 and its aftermath. In his poems, Liu explores what a twenty-first century American poetry of witnessmight look like and protests the charge that the poetic generation to which Liu belongs is stymied by a kind of jaded amorality. Whether taking on public spectacle or contemplating the fallout of a private life, these meditations move forward and backward through time, seeking spiritual consolation within a material world.