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From the Pointer Sisters doing the Neutron Dance to David Bowman’s exclamation while traveling through the star gate near Jupiter; from stealing Joan Didion’s sadness to erasing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, this collection weaves its way through the awkward paradox of wanting freedom while fearing it. A little science, a bit of sci-fi, a little feminism, a bit of lit, inFrom the Pointer Sisters doing the Neutron Dance to David Bowman’s exclamation while traveling through the star gate near Jupiter; from stealing Joan Didion’s sadness to erasing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, this collection weaves its way through the awkward paradox of wanting freedom while fearing it. A little science, a bit of sci-fi, a little feminism, a bit of lit, in Liberating the Astronauts, we see that not fitting in gives us the freedom to stand out....

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ISBN : 9781619761278
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 106 Pages
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Liberating the Astronauts Reviews

  • Peter
    2019-05-22 21:24

    “Since the dawn of time, man has dreamed of visiting the stars and escaping 'the surly bonds of earth,'(*) and since the 1950s, space has been viewed as the final frontier to be explored by mankind. Christina M. Rau's new book is one of the most intriguing collections of poetry that investigates this instinctual call of discovery. She examines outer and inner space, with poems that tap into science as depicted through fact, fiction, and fantasy. Actual events and those of literature are used as her influences. As a true poet she explores space on multiple levels, the intricate complexities and simple realities of the cosmic bodies both personal and universal, that evoke thought and emotional response. Ms. Rau takes the reader for a ride of adventure and discovery so if you are so inclined, cut the cord and read Liberating the Astronauts.” ——Peter V. Dugan, author of Medusa’sOverbite and Eulogies for Dreams

  • Octavia Cade
    2019-04-30 16:42

    A solid three stars. I do like the emphasis on science here, and there are some passages where the non-science and the science poems reflect off each other, forming small series within the wider text that are really quite special. I have less interest, however, in some of the more "technical" poems, by which I mean the erasure poems which do tricksy things with form. I mean, I can appreciate that these hold a great deal of interest for some readers but they're not for me, especially at the length that some of them are. I prefer Rau's shorter poems, I think, the ones that are less flashy on the surface of them. High point for me was "Kepler's Laws", which was restrained and unfussy and had a simple sort of shining clarity which sometimes got a bit lost in the rest of the collection.

  • Christina Rau
    2019-05-02 20:48