"Juvenile mockery of poetry and the American poetry establishment, as well as excited reverence for both, are the themes of [Chelsey] Minnis's second collection."--Publishers Weekly "Decadent! Childish! . . . indulgent and melancholy . . . moments of extreme morbidity and anger."--Arielle Greenberg "Her poems take some getting used to."--Robert Strong "Many won't find her . . . acceptable at all...--Cole Swensen
Chelsey Minnis's formal invention and wild personae represent a progressive yet individualized position in the galaxy of truly contemporary poetry. Zirconia's female speaker is by turns fatigued, charmed, wishful, battered, sly, perverse, and omnipotent. These poems engage a material world not unlike ours yet featuring a phantasmagorically elliptical relationship to the dimension of real action. Her speaker is detached, but alive to the poignancy of detachment, and through the "silver lips of a feverish child" invites connectivity by means of tenderness and brutality. Long pauses, enforced by strings of gemlike punctuation, allow for the reader's digestion of hilarious, frightened, sometimes frightening substance. One is compelled to follow trails of feminine intuition, savagery, ennui, fantasy, and intimacy to their diabolical, fruitful conclusions. Zirconia is accessible, confrontational, hilarious, occasionally shocking, never ever dull, and often extremely moving.
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This book provides an accessible way to learn about organic coatings and finishing. The coating materials are considered here from the angle of chemical reactions and mechanisms of film formation. The examples and exercises provided in here will also help the reader achieve technical insights into the subject and obtain a deep understanding of the principles underlying the technology. This book also provides the reader with the basic knowledge and skills required for handling mixtures. As rheological technology has been widely used in research papers for academic exchange and solving technical problems on organic coatings and finishing, this book collects and compiles a number of reference works on rheological technology, demonstrating how to use it in organic coatings and finishing.
Proceedings of the Satellite Symposium 2 on Advanced Structural Inorganic Composites of the 7th International Meeting on Modern Ceramics Technologies (7th CIMTEC--World Ceramics Congress), Montecatini Terme, Italy, 27-30 June, 1990
Author: P. Vincenzini
Category: Technology & Engineering
The main emphasis of the contributions in this volume is on surveying the current state and future course of development of fiber, whisker, and particulate reinforced advanced structural inorganic composites including: MMCs, CMCs, carbon matrix composites, and intermetallic matrix composites. The 80 papers, including 10 invited, cover many subject areas such as fiber and whisker production and characterization, interfacial bond control, fibre coating, characterization of interfaces, test methodology, NDE, durability, modeling, design methodology and processing techniques. Various aspects related to the science of processing of ceramic materials are examined, such as their characterization, and their applications in several fields, including tribology, thermal protection, electronics, optics and optoelectronics, and surgery.