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Description: The anticipated second book by the poet Mary Szybist, author ofGranted, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardThe troubadoursknew how to burn themselves through,how to make themselves shrines to their own longing.The spectacular was never behind them. -from “The Troubadours etc.” InIncarnadine, Mary Szybist restlessly seeks out places where meaning might take on new color. One poem is presented as a diagrammed sentence. Another is an abecedarium made of lines of dialogue spoken by girls overheard while assembling a puzzle. Several poems arrive as a series of Annunciations, while others purport to give an update on Mary, who must finish the dishes before she will open herself to God. One poem appears on the page as spokes radiating from a wheel, or as a sunburst, or as the cycle around which all times and all tenses are alive in this moment. Szybist’s formal innovations are matched by her musical lines, by her poetry’s insistence on singing as a lure toward the unknowable. Inside these poems is a deep yearning—for love, motherhood, the will to see things as they are and to speak. Beautiful and inventive,Incarnadineis the new collection by one of America’s most ambitious poets.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 2/5/2013
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall