Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

Tonight No Poetry Will Serve

Poems, 2007-2010

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Includes a collection of verse by a National Book Award-winning poet, including the intimate address of "Axel Avakar," the dark humor of "Quarto," the underground journey of "Powers of Recuperation" and many more. By the author of The Fact of the Doorframe.

Norton Pub
Relationships—partings/reconciliations, solidarities/ruptures, trust/betrayal, exposure/withdrawal—are the deep fabric of this forceful work.
In the intimate address of "Axel Avákar," the black humor of "Quarto," and the underground journey of "Powers of Recuperation," compressed lyrics flash among larger scenarios where images, dialogues, blues, and song spiral into political visions. Adrienne Rich has said, "I believe almost everything I know, have come to understand, is somewhere in this book."from "Ballade of the Poverties" There's the poverty of wages wired for the funeral you Can't get to the poverty of bodies lying unburied There's the poverty of labor offered silently on the curb The poverty of yard sale scrapings spread And rejected the poverty of eviction, wedding bed out on street Prince let me tell you who will never learn through words There are poverties and there are poverties.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393079678
Branch Call Number: 811.54 R37to
Characteristics: 89 p. ; 22 cm


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