By Robyn Schiff
A new publication from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, formidable, inventive" (Jorie Graham)
Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that include A girl of Property draw formal and imaginitive barriers opposed to boundless mortal hazard, yet as all borders are susceptible, this ominous assortment finally phases an pressing and deeply imperiled boundary dispute the place haunting, phantasm, the presence of the previous, and disembodied voices in basic terms additional unsettle questions of fabric and non secular ownership. this can be a theatrical ebook of dilapidated homes and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root structures. The volatile estate strains right here rove from heaven to hell, troubling percentage and scary propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are all of the gates during this publication folly? Are the partitions too simply scaled to carry whatever again or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the opposite aspect?
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A brand new e-book from a poet whose paintings is "wild with mind's eye, unafraid, formidable, inventive" (Jorie Graham)
Located in a menacing, gothic panorama, the poems that contain a lady of estate draw formal and resourceful obstacles opposed to boundless mortal danger, yet as all borders are weak, this ominous assortment eventually levels an pressing and deeply imperiled boundary dispute the place haunting, phantasm, the presence of the earlier, and disembodied voices merely additional unsettle questions of fabric and non secular ownership. it is a theatrical booklet of dilapidated homes and overgrown gardens, of passageways and thresholds, edges, prosceniums, unearthings, and root platforms. The risky estate strains the following rove from heaven to hell, troubling percentage and provoking propriety within the identify of unfathomable propagation. Are the entire gates during this booklet folly? Are the partitions too simply scaled to carry whatever again or impose self-confinement? What won't a poem do to get to the opposite aspect?
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Kneel beside me,” I said. She kneeled, but her voice box evidently did not work, for her mouth opened, shut, opened, but no sound came out. My throat clenched in noble delight I had read of as befitting a saint. She could' not speak. But she was beaten. It was in her eyes. She stared at me now with all the deep hate of the wheel of devilish dust that rolled wild within her emptiness. ” I asked. And at last she spoke. “I have told my Sisters of your passion,” she managed to choke out. “How the stigmata .
Eli doesn’t like it, or so I heard. That car reminds him of his girl. ” “King got that damn old money,” Grandma said loud and sud den, “not because he was oldest. ” So the insurance explained the car. More than that it ex plained why everyone treated the car with special care. Because it was new, I had thought. Still, I had noticed all along that no body seemed proud of it except for King and Lynette. Nobody leaned against the shiny blue fenders, rested elbows on the hood, or set paper plates there while they ate.
And because I knew his mother I knew the reason he and King never got along. They were half brothers. Lipsha was June’s boy, bom in one of those years she left Gordie. Once you knew about her, and looked at him, it was easy to tell. He had her flat pretty features and slim grace, only on him these things had never even begun to harden. Right now he looked anxious and bit his lips. The men were still talking about the animals they had killed. ” “Only real old-time Indians know deer good enough to snare,” Gordie said to us.
A Woman of Property (Penguin Poets) by Robyn Schiff