Atomizer : poems / Elizabeth A. I. Powell.
- Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 
93 pages ; 23 cm
- "The French philosopher Alain Badiou has described a moment of contemporary crisis in which love is threatened by commercialization, as dating sites and advertising campaigns work to rob human encounters of their chance and feeling. In "Atomizer," Elizabeth A. I. Powell examines love in its current contexts, asking if it is even appropriate to write about love in a time heading toward fascism. With honesty and humor, her poems explore fragrance and perfumery as a way to biological and religious seduction. Powell confronts questions of materialism and body image with probing insights into the physical and psychological contours of emotional relationships. A work of lyrical beauty and surprise, infused throughout with fierce personality, "Atomizer" offers a cultural, political, and sociological account of love in the present moment"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note: I. TOP NOTES: Bergamot, Blood, Clouds, Clove, Metal Desk
The Girl from Ipanema
When the Insemination Man Comes to the Farm
In the Shadow
At Old Yankee Stadium
The Ordinary Odor of Reality
Burlington Is Nuts Today
Lying Perfume Bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur
The Book of Sires
Hidden in Plain Sight
An Alabaster Jar of Nard
II. Heart Notes: Patchouli, Bedsheet, Cut Grass, Oak Moss, Burning Hair
Things that Aren't Good
Self-Portrait: Smell Me
Portrait of Woman in Bath
Driving Home up Poker Hill I Consider: So What
Poem with Atoms in It
III. Base Notes: Musk, Steamer Trunk, Ylang-Ylang, Vetiver, Snow
Object and Experience
I'm Not Going to Knit You a Sweater
Stalking Me Onomatopoetically
Letter from American Airspace
Judith Perfumes Herself
Guerlain Imperiale (Bedroom),1853.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Other format:
- Online version: Powell, Elizabeth Atomizer
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