Astoria - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)
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Astoria - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 28/02/2006
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Astoria examines the transitory physical world of the body and reflects on the seamless quality of the present moment. Surrounded by the rush and noise of trains, highways, and grocery store checkout lines, the narrator of these poems creates an intimate space in which to ponder the ephemeral nature of everyday things and the deeper meanings that might underlie them all. ""It is amazing / we're not more amazed,"" one poem muses, ""The world / is here / and then it is gone."" The poems in ""Astoria"" unravel the hidden within the obvious, and speak to our innate questions of longing purpose, and existence.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822959205
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Malena Morling is a writer who is not afraid to feel or imagine and who has the exceptional talent required to make an original voice."
--Stuart Dybek
"Malena Morling's "Astoria" is truly a wondrous book. Her poems possess a concreteness and images that become a vivid transparency. The poems are meditations that belong to the real world without leaving it. People and places make bridges to each other. The reader is turned to him-or-her-self. Every time I have reread "Astoria," I feel I am experiencing the poems for almost the first time. The poems are constant enthusiasms, at work with intuitions from the heart and the mind and the world."
--Michael Burkard
" Trains . . . and big cities . . . the solitariness of individual consciousness, and time speeding up or collapsing, and the mystery of other people with other lives, as if it were a sort of Buddhist allegory of the transcience of things and the wonder of ourselves, our single, instantaneous awareness. I thought of this reading "Ocean Avenue," by Malena Moe rling, which captures these feelings in a very pure way."
--Robert Hass, "Washington Post" on "Ocean Avenue"
" Malena Moe rling is a writer who is not afraid to feel or imagine and who has the exceptional talent required to make an original voice."
--Stuart Dybek
" Malena Moe rling's "Astoria" is truly a wondrous book. Her poems possess a concreteness and images that become a vivid transparency. The poems are meditations that belong to the real world without leaving it. People and places make bridges to each other. The reader is turned to him-or-her-self. Every time I have reread < I> Astoria< /I> , I feel I am experiencing the poems for almost the first time. The poems are constant enthusiasms, at work with intuitions from the heart and the mind and the world."
--Michael Burkard
Why did I enjoy this book so much? It must be its utter sincerity. Morling s dreamy amazement at the world s weird plenty never feels affected or calculated. . . . It s a rare and refreshing delight to encounter such lovely ingenuousness.
"--New York Review of Books""
Trains . . . and big cities . . . the solitariness of individual consciousness, and time speeding up or collapsing, and the mystery of other people with other lives, as if it were a sort of Buddhist allegory of the transcience of things and the wonder of ourselves, our single, instantaneous awareness. I thought of this reading "Ocean Avenue," by Malena Morling, which captures these feelings in a very pure way.
--Robert Hass, "Washington Post" on "Ocean Avenue""
Outstanding compilation of engaging and lyrical poetic rhetoric . . . With a lyrically enraptured worksmithing, Morling presents her most insightful, artistic, and sensuously flowing poetry yet.
"--Midwest Book Review""
"Outstanding compilation of engaging and lyrical poetic rhetoric . . . With a lyrically enraptured worksmithing, Morling presents her most insightful, artistic, and sensuously flowing poetry yet."
--Midwest Book Review
"Trains . . . and big cities . . . the solitariness of individual consciousness, and time speeding up or collapsing, and the mystery of other people with other lives, as if it were a sort of Buddhist allegory of the transcience of things and the wonder of ourselves, our single, instantaneous awareness. I thought of this reading Ocean Avenue, by Malena Morling, which captures these feelings in a very pure way."
--Robert Hass, Washington Post on Ocean Avenue
"Why did I enjoy this book so much? It must be its utter sincerity. Morling's dreamy amazement at the world's weird plenty never feels affected or calculated. . . . It's a rare and refreshing delight to encounter such lovely ingenuousness."
--New York Review of Books
-Outstanding compilation of engaging and lyrical poetic rhetoric . . . With a lyrically enraptured worksmithing, Morling presents her most insightful, artistic, and sensuously flowing poetry yet.-
--Midwest Book Review
-Why did I enjoy this book so much? It must be its utter sincerity. Morling's dreamy amazement at the world's weird plenty never feels affected or calculated. . . . It's a rare and refreshing delight to encounter such lovely ingenuousness.-
--New York Review of Books
-Trains . . . and big cities . . . the solitariness of individual consciousness, and time speeding up or collapsing, and the mystery of other people with other lives, as if it were a sort of Buddhist allegory of the transcience of things and the wonder of ourselves, our single, instantaneous awareness. I thought of this reading Ocean Avenue, by Malena Morling, which captures these feelings in a very pure way.-
--Robert Hass, Washington Post on Ocean Avenue

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