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Mr. memory : & other poems / Phillis Levin

Levin, Phillis, 1954- author (Author). Levin, Phillis, 1954- Poems. Selections (Added Author).
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Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville 811.54 Lev (Text) 32604000204391 DCTPLD AD New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780143128113
  • ISBN: 0143128116
  • Physical Description: 80 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: "An intimate, richly textured new collection from Phillis Levin, a poet whose work "shimmers with gracefulness" (David Baker) Phillis Levin's fifth collection of poems encompasses a wide array of styles and voices while staying true to a visionary impulse sparked as much by the smallest detail as the most sublime landscape. From expansive meditation to haiku, in ode and epistle, dream sequence and elegy, Levin's new poems explore motifs deeply social and historical, personal and metaphysical. Their various strategies deploy the sonic powers of lyric, the montage techniques of cinema, and the atavistic energies of the oral tradition. Throughout this volume, the singularity of person, place, and thing--and the plurality of our experience--assert their uncanny presence: an ash on a crackling log, a character from Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, a burgundy scarf, an x-ray of Bruegel's "Massacre of the Innocents," and a demitasse cup from Dresden are all woven into a collection by turns rhapsodic and ironic, caustic and incantatory. The pre-Socratic mathematician Zeno facing the riddle of an ordinary day; a cloudbank of silence; a pair of second-hand shoes bought for Anne Frank; two crows at play above the peak of a mountain; a dot flickering on the horizon: intimate and philosophical, these poems unveil the metamorphic properties of mind and nature"-- Provided by publisher
Subject: POETRY > American > General.
American poetry > 21st century

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