The Miraculous, Sometimes (Paperback)

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Winner of a MIPA Silver Medal for Poetry. MIRACULOUS is undoubtedly a hybrid work, but always firmly grounded in poetics. Conceptually, the narration echoes the effects of trauma: sometimes the writing unfolds in long prose poems, while at other times, a single fragment may appear alone on the page. Occasionally, multiple commas splice the language, as fear interrupts the flow of speech. Structurally, these devices are united through a series of repeated images that function as through-lines, weaving the narrative's various threads. For instance, birds frequently appear, the symbol, according to the ancient Greeks, of life continued, and a notion the narrator clings to: birds don't die / only pass into the bodies of other birds. Like the faded balloon string the narrator finds on the street, the arrival of a bird bears a message that she needs--and needs enough to note--creating order within a landscape of grief, a system of meaning where life would otherwise be too frail.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781733602037
ISBN-10: 1733602038
Publisher: Conduit Books & Ephemera
Publication Date: March 25th, 2020
Pages: 120
Language: English