Life Pig - Phoenix Poets (Paperback)
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Life Pig - Phoenix Poets (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 20/09/2016
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From Let Me Hear You Outside is inside now. The pyramid whose point we are is weightless and invisible and has become itself the night in which alone together on a high plateau we go on shouting out whatever name those winds keep blowing back into the mouth that's shouting it. Alan Shapiro's newest book of poetry is situated at the intersection between private and public history, as well as individual life and the collective life of middle-class America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether writing about an aged and dying parent or remembering incidents from childhood and adolescence, Shapiro attends to the world in ways that are as deeply personal as they are recognizable and freshly social both timeless and utterly of this particular moment.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226404172
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm


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Shapiro s wonderful and deft volume opens new possibilities for the public and private poem. From the sugar high of an astronaut s step on television, to the sleep and terror of a lost decade of youth, to the wrenching deathbed images of a parent, this book has all the music of public elegy and all the intimacy of a private soliloquy. These moving and powerfully crafted poems make us participants, not spectators. They draw us into deeper understandings of our own losses and give us a language for what often seems beyond speech. --Eavan Boland, author of A Woman Without a Country"
"Shapiro's wonderful and deft volume opens new possibilities for the public and private poem. From the 'sugar high' of an astronaut's step on television, to the 'sleep and terror' of a lost decade of youth, to the wrenching deathbed images of a parent, this book has all the music of public elegy and all the intimacy of a private soliloquy. These moving and powerfully crafted poems make us participants, not spectators. They draw us into deeper understandings of our own losses and give us a language for what often seems beyond speech."--Eavan Boland, author of A Woman Without a Country

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