Wright incorporate elements of disjunction and odd juxtaposition in their exploration of unfolding context. Rebellious and fiercely lyrical, the poems of C. D. I love her voice and pitch and the long snaky arms of her language that is willing to hold everything—human and angry and beautiful. Michael Ondaatje"C.
Deepstep Come Shining - D. She teaches at Brown University in Rhode Island. Expertly elliptical phrasings, generous feel for real people, bodies and places, have lately made Wright one of America's oddest, and an uncounterfeitable, best and most appealing poets. Wright's poetry is river gold. Clipped twangs, lexicographies, lyrical ‘goblets of magnolialight, ’ and recurrent, semi-allegorical figures like ‘the snakeman’ and ‘the boneman’ share space with place names, mysterious, exhortations and wacky graffiti ‘God is Louise’.
Cherish wright's latest ‘once-and-for-all thing, opaque and revelatory, ceaselessly burning.
One Big SelfCopper Canyon Press - Used book in Good Condition. For a long while now, C. This edition features the poem exclusively. It is a riveting mosaic of distinct voices, prison data, road signage, inmate correspondence, epistolary pieces, elements from a moralistic board game, and counts” of thingsfrom baby’s teeth to chigger bites: Count your folding money Count the times you said you wouldn’t go back Count your debts Count the roaches when the light comes on Count your kids after the housefire One Big Selforiginally published as a large-format limited edition that featured photographs and textwas selected by The New York Times and The Village Voice as a notable book of the year.
D. C. D. She is a professor at Brown University. Wright served as a factotum” for a portrait photographerOne Big Self bears witness to incarcerated men and women and speaks to the psychic toll of protracted time passed in constricted space. Wright has been writing some of the greatest poetry-cum-prose you can find in American literature.
One Big Self - Wright is the author of ten books of poetry, including several collaborations with photographer Deborah Luster. One big self does to the contemporary prison-industrial complex what James Agee did to poverty it reacts passionately and lyrically and idiosyncratically to a sociopolitical abomination. This book, has humor, while angry and sorrowful and bewildered, constant levity and candor, and countless moments of incredible beauty.
Dave eggers, the new york times book reviewwright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle, which she uses to evoke the haunted quality of our carnal existence.
WHEREAS: PoemsGraywolf Press - Graywolf Press. To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics. From “whereas statements”whereas confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators.
. Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Diné, her father’s language. Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, landscapes, resolutions, and disclaimers, her own writing, longer narrative sequences, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, prose poems, and her predicament inside national affiliations.
WHEREAS: Poems - Finalist for the national book award for poetrywhereas her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment. What did i know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don’t worry, you and your daughter will learn together.
I am, i must listen, “a citizen of the united states and an enrolled member of the oglala sioux Tribe, I must observe, ” she writes, I must mother, I must art, I must friend, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation―and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must eat, constantly I must live.
This strident, plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature. Used book in Good Condition.
One With Others: a little book of her daysCopper Canyon Press - Graywolf Press. Notnokindofhow. Not never. Wright has published over a dozen works of poetry and prose. Among her honors are the Griffin Poetry Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. She teaches at brown University and lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island. In her signature style, wright interweaves oral histories, lists, interviews, hymns, newspaper accounts, and personal memories—especially those of her incandescent mentor, Mrs.
Wright returns to her native Arkansas and examines explosive incidents grounded in the Civil Rights Movement. Honored in "best books of the year" listings from The New Yorker, Library Journal, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. One with others represents Wright's most audacious experiment yet.
One With Others: a little book of her days - The new yorker"A book. Airfanned by a flock of hands in the oldfuneral home where the meetingswere called because Mrs. Vittitow—with the voices of witnesses, neighbors, police, and activists. This history leaps howling off the page. C. D. Used book in Good Condition.
Deaf Republic: PoemsGraywolf Press - The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, Alfonso and Sonya, heroically teaching signing by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain.
Used book in Good Condition. Graywolf Press. Ilya kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. At once a love story, and an urgent plea, an elegy, Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Deaf Republic: Poems - When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear―they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language.
Don't Call Us Dead: PoemsGraywolf Press - Smith turns then to desire, mortality―the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood―and a diagnosis of HIV positive. Some of us are killed / in pieces, ” Smith writes, “some of us all at once. Don’t call us dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America―“Dear White America”―where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.
Don’t call us dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, love, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, violence, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Finalist for the national book award for poetrywinner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection“Smith's poems are enriched to the point of volatility, often, but they pay out, in sudden joy.
Don't Call Us Dead: Poems - The new yorker award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, urgent subjects, celebrated for deft lyrics, and performative power. Graywolf Press. Used book in Good Condition.
Cooling Time: An American Poetry VigilCopper Canyon Press - Wright, author of nine books of poetry, teaches at Brown University. Graywolf Press. She lives in providence, Rhode Island, with poet Forrest Gander. Ever focused on possibilities, wright demonstrates that “the search for models becomes a search for alternatives, ” and thereby defines the terms by which poets can chart their own course.
These are some of the things i have touched in my life that are forbidden: paintings behind velvet ropes, a vault in an office, the poet’s anus, gun in a drawer, electric fencing, my brother’s folding money, the black holes in his heart—where his life went out of him. Tell me, what is the long stretch of road for if not to sort out the reasons why we are here and why we do what we do, from why we are not in the other lane doing what others do.
Cooling Time: An American Poetry Vigil - Poetry is like food remarked one of my first teachers, freeing me to dislike Rocky Mountain Oysters and Robert Lowell. The menu is vast, the list of things I don’t want in my mouth relatively short. C. D. Wright takes her title from a line of legal defense, peculiar to Texas courts, in which it is held that if a man kills before having had time “to cool” after receiving an injury or an insult he is not guilty of murder.
Cooling time is a new type of book, an unruly vigil that is an interconnected memoir-poem-essay about contemporary American poetry. C.
Incorrect Merciful ImpulsesCopper Canyon Press - I needto hear your voice, sweetheart. The collection's sense of continuity and coherence comes through recurring poem types, " "instructions, including "still lifes, " and "symptoms. From "symptoms of aftermath":…When I am saved, a slim nurseleans out of the white light. Copper Canyon Pr. Currently, she is assistant director of the MFA program in creative writing at Manhattanville College and lives in Harlem.
Rankine's short, and exquisite, lyric poems are sharp, agonized, exploring themes of doubt and identity. Used book in Good Condition. The recipient of a 2010 "discovery" / boston review poetry Prize and a MacDowell fellowship, Tin House, her poetry appears in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and other publications.
Incorrect Merciful Impulses - I seemy escape. Used book in Good Condition. I walk into the water. The sky is blue like the ocean, which is blue like the sky. Camille rankine is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship. A poet to watch. O magazine"i tell the truth, but I try to be kind about it.
The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & AllCopper Canyon Press - Graywolf Press. Among her many honors are the Griffin Poetry Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. She teaches at brown University and lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Copper Canyon Pr. Wright's most recent volume, One With Others, was a National Book Award finalist.
Wright shrinks back from nothing. The village voice"Wright belongs to a school of exactly one. The new york times book review"wright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle. The new Yorker"C. D. Copper Canyon Pr. Wright argues for poetry as a way of being and seeing, and calls it "the one arena where I am not inclined to crank up the fog machine.
The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All - Wright's passion for the genre is pure inspiration, and in her hands the answer to the question of poetry is poetry. From "in a word":i love the nouns of a time in a place, where a sack once was a poke and native skag was junk glass not junk and junk was just junk not smack and smack entailed eating with your mouth open, and a nation sack was a flannel amulet, worn only by women, to be touched only by women, and an Egyptian one-eye was an egg, sunny side up, especially around Memphis.
Red sacks for love and green for money…C. D.
ShallCrossCopper Canyon Press - Accessing journalistic writing alongside filmic narratives, Wright ranges across seven poetic sequences, including a collaborative suite responding to photographic documentation of murder sites in New Orleans. Among her many honors are the Griffin International Poetry Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. A study concluded, for a parkto be successful there had to be women.
The man next to the monument must have brokenaway from her. Copper Canyon Pr. Wright pushed the bounds of imagination as she explored desire, loss and physical sensation. Used book in Good Condition. Wright 1949-2016 taught at brown university for decades and published over a dozen works of poetry and prose, including One With Others, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a National Book Award; One Big Self: An Investigation; and Rising Falling Hovering.
ShallCross - Shallcross shows plain as day that C. D. Used book in Good Condition. As she considers, some dark intuitions about human nature, among other topics, she also nudges readers to question who is telling the story and where one’s thought can lead. The washington post"wright gets better with each book, expanding the reach of her art; it seems it could take in anything.
Publishers weekly"Wright belongs to a school of exactly one.
Look: PoemsGraywolf Press - Throughout this collection are words and phrases lifted from the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; in their seamless inclusion, control its effects, Sharif exposes the devastating euphemisms deployed to sterilize the language, and sway our collective resolve. Finalist for the 2017 pen open book award**finalist for the 2016 national Book Award*Solmaz Sharif's astonishing first book, Look, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable loss of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech.
Let it matter what we call a thing, " she writes. Those repercussions echo into the present day, in the grief for those killed in America's invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and in the discrimination endured at the checkpoints of daily encounter. At the same time, these poems point to the ways violence is conducted against our language.
Look: Poems - Let me look at you. Daily i sitwith the languagethey've madeof our languageto NEUTRALIZEthe CAPABILITY of LOW DOLLAR VALUE ITEMslike you. You are what is referred to asa "CASUALTY. From "personal Effects" Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Copper Canyon Pr.