In All Their Animal Brilliance: Poems

If poems are levers of transcendence, as Edward Hirsch argues, then In All Their Animal Brilliance offers a collection of pry bars, each designed to jar the reader loose from the mundane Occasion is everywhere, whether it s a bloody thumb print in a library book, a tarantula climbing one s arm, a young father thawing his wife s milk in the microwave, or a boy who sitsIf poems are levers of transcendence, as Edward Hirsch argues, then In All Their Animal Brilliance offers a collection of pry bars, each designed to jar the reader loose from the mundane Occasion is everywhere, whether it s a bloody thumb print in a library book, a tarantula climbing one s arm, a young father thawing his wife s milk in the microwave, or a boy who sits down on a platter in an Amherst backyard and waits for Emily Dickinson to winch him into higher whiteness In their attempt to lift us out of our expectations, these meditations by turns tender, whimsical, or darkly comic reveal the subterranean logic of our lives And in the process, these poems take us places, on foot, by car, and through woods, feeding the animal hunger that lights our way.
In All Their Animal Brilliance Poems If poems are levers of transcendence as Edward Hirsch argues then In All Their Animal Brilliance offers a collection of pry bars each designed to jar the reader loose from the mundane Occasion is e

  • Title: In All Their Animal Brilliance: Poems
  • Author: Lance Larsen
  • ISBN: 9781879852327
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
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