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Sad Little Breathing Machine Poems

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ISBN-10: 1555973965

ISBN-13: 9781555973964

Edition: 2004

Authors: Matthea Harvey

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Harvey, whose debut collection was praised by the New Yorker as "intensely visual, mournfully comic and syntactically inventive," offers her second stunning collection Units are the engines I understand best. One betrayal, two. Merrily, merrily, merrily. -from "Introduction to the World" In Sad Little Breathing Machine, Matthea Harvey explores the strange and intricate mechanics of human systems-of the body, of thought, of language itself. These are the engines, like poetry, that propel both our comprehension and misunderstanding. "If you're lucky," Harvey writes, "after a number of / revolutions, you'll / feel something catch." "I pictured myself arriving at an amusement park, only none of the rides are familiar. I considered running away. I could break my neck or be catapulted into the sky. I might never be seen again. It's only poetry, I reminded myself, and climbed on board. I'm tossed and bucked and jabbed and lashed and flipped. I'm having a nearly insane amount of fun, and I don't want it to ever end." --James Tate
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Introduction to the World
Bird Transfer
Life-Size Is What We Are (A New History of Photography)
To Zanzibar by Motorcar
Baked Alaska, a Theory Of
No More Frisson Please
Toe the Line with Me
If You Like Sugar I'll Like Sugar Too
Save the Originals
Sad Little Breathing Machine
Introduction to Eden
Equation with Flowers
Poem Including the Seven Deadly Sins
The Crowds Cheered As Gloom Galloped Away
Trouble in the Dyad
This Is Not a Glass Door
Our Square of Lawn
First Person Fabulous
Shiver & You Have Weather
Introduction to Circumference
Poem Including the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Diagram of Pretty Please
O the Zoetrope & the Periscope Should Be Friends
Sergio Valente, Sergio Valente, How You Look Tells the World How You Feel
Ideas Go Only So Far
Not So Much Miniature As Far Away
The Unconsciousness of Feelings
Snowglobe Hypothesis
Introduction to Addiction
Introduction to a Diction
Grand Narrative with Chandelier
Machine for Jean Rhys
Introduction to the Swanhouse
You're Miss Reading
Definition of Weather
The Crying Fields
Address to an Absent Flea
Introduction to Narrative
Once upon a Time: A Genre Fable
Meat Ravioli vs. Spaghetti Bolognese
Sentenced: The Subject Objects to Its Long-Distance Relationship with the Object
Reverberations in the Snail / World
Color by Number
The Difference Between the Need for Consistency & the State of Expectation
The Transparent Heir Apparent
Can We See
Introduction to the End
Introduction to Disease