Underdays

University of Notre Dame Pess
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We encounter many voices in life: from friends and family, from media, from co-workers, from other artists. In a highly connected global world, where people and entities are electronically enmeshed, we filter these voices constantly to get to what we determine to be the truth. Taking inspiration from pop culture, politics, art, and social media, Martin Ott mines daily existence as the inspiration and driving force behind Underdays. Underdays is a dialogue of opposing forces: life/death, love/war, the personal/the political. Ott combines global concerns with personal ones, in conversation between poems or within them, to find meaning in his search for what drives us to love and hate each other. Within many of the poems, a second voice, expressed in italic, hints at an opposing force “under” the surface, or multiple voices in conversation with his older and younger selves—his Underdays—to chart a path forward. What results is a poetic heteroglossia expressing the richness of a complex world.
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About the author

A former U.S. Army interrogator, Martin Ott is the author of six books of poetry and fiction. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Publisher
University of Notre Dame Pess
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Published on
Aug 15, 2015
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Pages
72
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ISBN
9780268088699
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / Modern / 21st Century
Poetry / American / General
Poetry / Subjects & Themes / General
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