Minneapolis, Minn. : Coffee House Press, 2011.
181 p. ; 23 cm.
Adam Gordon is a brilliant young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, struggling to establish his sense of self and his relationship to art. Instead of following the dictates of his fellowship, Adam's 'research' becomes a meditation on the possibility of the genuine in the arts and beyond. A witness to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and their aftermath, does he participate in historic events or merely watch them pass him by?