Deftly juxtaposing language models--monologues, dream recollections, fragmented conversations, moments of sequential narrative, shimmering descriptive proems--Edwards explores rather than defines post-postmodern urban malaise in language that begs to be recited like the mesmerizing tsunamic
assaults of slam poetry.
Those events include the earthquake and tsunamic
at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan, flooding at Fort Calhoun plant in Nebraska, and the August 2011 earthquake near the North Anna plant in Virginia.
in history I chose--perhaps providentially?--a dialogical subject: the Una Sancta Movement, the twentieth-century, Protestant-Catholic dialogue in the land of the Reformation, Germany, which helped precipitate that watershed event in the history of all religions, the tsunamic
Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church, 1962-65.
Although it appears not to be a tsunamic
sort of epiphany, Bradley's gradual momentum toward that insight is recorded with poetic care.
Global economic forces have brought tsunamic
change to many American industries during the last couple of decades, and Major League Baseball has not been spared.