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Circles Where Heads Should Be
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201103
  • Antal sidor: 80
  • ISBN10:1574413090
  • ISBN13:9781574413090

Circles Where Heads Should Be

(Häftad)
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Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2010.

The poems in Circles Where the Head Should Be are full of objects and oddities, bits of news, epic catalogues, and a cast of characters hoping to make sense of it all. Underneath the often whimsical surface, however, lies a search for those connections we long for but so often miss, and a wish for art to bridge the gaps.

Circles Where the Head Should Be has its own distinctive voice, a lively intelligence, insatiable curiosity, and a decided command of form. These qualities play off one another in ways that instruct and delight. An irresistible book."--J. D. McClatchy, author of Mercury Dressing: Poems, judge

Storm and Stress

That a spider web supports a bead of rain

is as significant

as rain's resolve, poised where some spinneret

has pitched its threads aslant,

since, held or holding, each endures a strain--

one presses, one reacts.

Don't ask me what it's worth. Despite the facts

of matter's favored states,

such concentration's of no consequence

beyond this life, a net

tailored to break, too late for recompense

when weight evaporates.

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