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The Sleeve Waves - The Feliz Pollak Prize in Poetry (Paperback)
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The Sleeve Waves - The Feliz Pollak Prize in Poetry (Paperback)

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Paperback 90 Pages / Published: 28/02/2014
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Winner of the 2014 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye.

Inspired by thrift store knit sleeves, punk rock record sleeves, and, of course, print book sleeves, Angela Sorby explores how the concrete world hails us in waves of color and sound. She asks implicitly, "What makes the sleeve wave? Is it the body or some force larger than the self?" As Sorby's tough, ironic, and subtly political voice repeatedly insists, we apprehend, use, and release more energy than we can possibly control. This collection includes two main parts-one visual, one aural-flanking a central pastoral poem sung by Virgilian sheep. Meant to be read both silently and aloud, the poems in The Sleeve Waves meditate on how almost everything-like light and sound-comes to us in waves that break and vanish and yet continue.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299299644
Number of pages: 90
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Sometimes, if you're very patient and a little lucky, a set of truly original poems will jolt you upright again, and you will read their unexpected, eccentric turns, their mesmerizing content and cadence, with gratitude and amazement and feel so glad you're still alive."--Naomi Shihab Nye, Felix Pollak Prize judge

"Angela Sorby's poems move quickly, yet they contain depths: 'there's a new world floating / behind the painting, ' as one says. If happiness lurks beneath sadness and vice versa, that's the point: these supple, savvy poems say the world is richer than we know and infinitely more beautiful."--David Kirby

"Has anyone written a funnier, more terrifying poem about Sylvia Plath than 'Epistle'? Or caught the delicate complexities among generations better than 'A Walk on the Ice'? From Seattle to Wisconsin to Hunan, these poems register the inscape and soundscape of a mind both ferocious and generous."--Maureen McLane

Sometimes, if you re very patient and a little lucky, a set of truly original poems will jolt you upright again, and you will read their unexpected, eccentric turns, their mesmerizing content and cadence, with gratitude and amazement and feel so glad you re still alive. Naomi Shihab Nye, Felix Pollak Prize judge
"
Angela Sorby s poems move quickly, yet they contain depths: there s a new world floating / behind the painting, as one says. If happiness lurks beneath sadness and vice versa, that s the point: these supple, savvy poems say the world is richer than we know and infinitely more beautiful. David Kirby
"
Has anyone written a funnier, more terrifying poem about Sylvia Plath than Epistle ? Or caught the delicate complexities among generations better than A Walk on the Ice ? From Seattle to Wisconsin to Hunan, these poems register the inscape and soundscape of a mind both ferocious and generous. Maureen McLane
"

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