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A gift for his wife, Jay Wright’s Polynomials and Pollen explores the complementary exigencies of abstraction and physicality. In five sections, each arranged under the aegis of a tutelary conceptfrom the Yoruba, Akan, Bamana, and Náhuatlthe book is a constellation of protophilosophical inquiry into notions of order, disarray, evidence, flowering, and return; it is also a dynamically visceral work whose feelingtones register rage as well as devotion.
About the Author
Wright was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the recipient of a 1986 MacArthur Fellowship.