Night Manual - Made in Michigan Writers Series (Paperback)David Hornibrook (author)
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Night Manual is divided into four sections loosely inspired by the four seasons. Each section explores the theme of absence from a slightly different proximity; as a whole, the book progresses from grief to gratitude. A major task of Hornibrook's is to communicate the gravity and perplexity of loss while at the same time charting out a kind of liturgy of joy and wonder at the cycle of life in an ever-changing world. With lines like ""My eyes are pulled to the monitor / where a universe expands or contracts, I can't tell which"" (from ""The Ultrasound"") to ""Facebook keeps showing Miley with her mouth open / & I keep finding little things wrong with everything"" (from ""Self Portrait w/ Wrecking Ball""), Hornibrook has created instructions for moving through a world suddenly disoriented by loss, a world with starlings, water birds and aliens, robots and deer, Miley Cyrus and God, black holes, and the quiet morning strangeness of a house when all the people you love are still asleep. Fans of contemporary poetry who want to believe in something again-who need a small dose of absurdity along with their suffering-this collection is for you.
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 178 x 165 mm
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