What Is Amazing

Author:   Heather Christle
Publisher:   University Press of New England
ISBN:  

9780819572776


Pages:   80
Publication Date:   14 February 2012
Format:   Hardback
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Inspired by a voracious curiosity about humans and other subjects, the poems in Heather Christle's What Is Amazing describe and invent worlds in an attempt to understand through participation. The book draws upon the wisdom of foolishness and the logic of glee, while simultaneously exploring the suffering inherent to embodied consciousness. Speakers play out moments of bravado and fear, love and mortality, disappointment and desire. They socialize incorrigibly with lakes, lovers, fire, and readers, reasoning their way to unreasonable conclusions. These poems try to understand how it is that we come to recognize and differentiate objects and beings, how wholly each is attached to its name, and which space reveals them. What Is Amazing delights in fully inhabiting its varied forms and voices, singing worlds that often coincide with our own.

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Author:   Heather Christle
Publisher:   University Press of New England
Imprint:   Wesleyan University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.90cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.369kg
ISBN:  

9780819572776


ISBN 10:   0819572772
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   14 February 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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(T)he poems in What is Amazing radiate with boundless joy and celebration, rich in an enthusiasm that so much other poetry lacks. ...These poems are wonderfully fresh, and the sytax startles in such strange ways, electrifying subtle musing against the absolutely fantastic and banal. Her poems know full well how to live in the moment, and capture the same. --Rob McLennan


Christle's third collection can be offhandedly dark and spikily funny ( Was that a gunshot or / was it a look of temerity ). Swans are murderers, some husbands so small one must lie down to chat. Then come the epiphanies. --Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal


Author Information

Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing, The Difficult Farm, and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. She has taught poetry at Antioch College, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Emory University. She currently lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and this is her fourth book of poetry.

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