In accessible poems full of rich detail and painterly images, Maura Stanton looks under the surface of the ordinary, hoping to find the magic spark below the visible. In poems both humorous and elegaic, she gathers strange facts, odd events, and overlooked stories to construct her own vision of immortality, one made up of fragments of history and geography and the illusions of yearning human beings. From elephants in Ceylon to Nazi prisoners in Ireland, from Beowulf to Jane Austen, from sonnets to prose poems to blank verse, Immortal Sofa conjures our complex existence in all its sorrowful but astonishing variety.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"Maura Stanton presents us with a world of abundance and careful discrimination, a world that deserves the same king of assiduous attention that has gone into making these poems."--Prairie Schooner