Philip Fried

Squaring the Circle (Salmon, 2017)

Philip Fried's Squaring the Circle is humorous and yet also mysterious in its evocation of esoteric physics and theology. The title poem presents a mystic/​scientific quest for an impossible geometry as both a vaudevillian historical catastrophe and a way of understanding God. Throughout, Fried uses pastiche and the mashup of texts to explore historical moments and personal history.

Selected Works

Poetry
Poems about politics and a character named God
Poems about aspects of the national security state
This book draws from Philip Fried's previous four collections of poetry.

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