bury it - Wesleyan Poetry Series (Paperback)
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bury it - Wesleyan Poetry Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 88 Pages / Published: 16/10/2018
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sam sax's bury it, winner of the 2017 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, begins with poems written in response to the spate of highly publicized young gay suicides in the summer of 2010. What follows are raw and expertly crafted meditations on death, rituals of passage, translation, desire, diaspora, and personhood. What's at stake is survival itself and the archiving of a lived and lyric history. Laughlin Award judge Tyehimba Jess says "bury it is lit with imagery and purpose that surprises and jolts at every turn. Exuberant, wild, tightly knotted mesmerisms of discovery inhabit each poem in this seethe of hunger and sacred toll of toil. A vitalizing and necessary book of poems that dig hard and lift luminously." In this phenomenal second collection of poems, Sam Sax invites the reader to join him in his interrogation of the bridges we cross, the bridges we burn, and bridges we must leap from.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9780819577313
Number of pages: 88
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"...[W]here Sax is at his best, providing gratification against the relentless obliteration and displeasure that haunts these poems."--Publishers Weekly

"bury it, sam sax's urgent, thriving excavation of desire, is lit with imagery and purpose that surprises and jolts at every turn. Exuberant, wild, tightly knotted mesmerisms of discovery inhabit each poem in this seethe of hunger and sacred toll of toil. A vitalizing and necessary book of poems that dig hard and lift luminously."--2017 James Laughlin Award citation from Judge Tyehimba Jess

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