Together and By Ourselves
Together and By Ourselves
Alex Dimitrov

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Together and by Ourselves, Alex Dimitrov's second book of poems, takes on broad existential questions and the reality of our current moment: being seemingly connected to one another, yet emotionally alone. Through a collage aesthetic and a multiplicity of voices, these poems take us from coast to coast, New York to LA, and toward uneasy questions about intimacy, love death, and the human spirit. Dimitrov critiques America's long-lasting obsessions with money, celebrity, and escapism -- whether in our personal or professional lives. What defines a life? Is love ever enough? Who are we when together and who are we by ourselves? These questions echo throughout the poems, which resist easy answers. The voice is both heartfelt and skeptical, bruised yet playful, and always deeply introspective.

Title Together and By Ourselves
Author Alex Dimitrov
Publisher Copper Canyon Press
Title First Published 01 April 2017
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 96 p.
ISBN-10 1556595107
ISBN-13 9781556595103
Publication Date 01 April 2017
Main content page count 96
Weight 16 oz.