The More Difficult Beauty

Molly s voice is crisp and decided yet relaxed and just close enough somehow and the pieces all are impeccably shaped and written Fearless, clear eyed work John Updike The inimitable Molly Fisk, known for the quirky warmth of her radio essays, revered as the mentor coach of the on line Poetry Boot Camp, is a poet who writes with her whole heart, making her second vMolly s voice is crisp and decided yet relaxed and just close enough somehow and the pieces all are impeccably shaped and written Fearless, clear eyed work John Updike The inimitable Molly Fisk, known for the quirky warmth of her radio essays, revered as the mentor coach of the on line Poetry Boot Camp, is a poet who writes with her whole heart, making her second volume a tour de force of sensuality and hard fact The More Difficult Beauty returns emotion to the American poem with its supple lines, tempering the difficult death, and love with the zinnias of bright, ebullient imagery Fisk is luminous and loud, lucid and soft, driven and wandering Candor and humor are her hallmarks in these poems, marvels of sheer whimsy and broad, wicked observation Molly Peacock Whether coming to terms with middle age, an abusive childhood, or pondering the conspiracy of the Truckee River s ten thousand drops , Molly Fisk s careful eye takes it in This poet braves the difficult places and in doing so reveals the world s simple truths Dorianne Laux
The More Difficult Beauty Molly s voice is crisp and decided yet relaxed and just close enough somehow and the pieces all are impeccably shaped and written Fearless clear eyed work John Updike The inimitable Molly Fisk known

  • Title: The More Difficult Beauty
  • Author: Molly Fisk
  • ISBN: 9780917658365
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The More Difficult Beauty”

    1. This collection of poems is both haunting and moving, but lightened with whisps of humor and beauty and language that will make every writer jealous that they didn't write the poems themselves. Molly Fisk does not hold back, does not indulge in self-pity or wallow in the remnants of an abusive childhoodough from the poems you know that she suffered these things. The title of the collection says much about the odd and wonderful co-existence of beauty and pain. The skill with which this poet selec [...]

    2. Fisk again spars with intense subjects such as death, love, sex and aging. Her imagery is vivid and profound. With precision-driven word choices Fisk succeeds at making deeply personal moments universal. Her poem Because the Past Is Just Another Neighborhood immediately transported me back to a similar situation- a VW bug,I constantly had to pop the boot and readjust a gear- while blasting the car radio. I love the way she subtly worked the title around a line from the CSNY song ending the poem [...]

    3. I found Molly Fisk, when I signed up to do Poem-a-day last November. After reading a number of new drafts of poems she'd written for Poem-a-day, I was eager to read one of her books, for I could tell she had the kind of poetic voice that I most appreciate-- a narrative stance that powerfully encapsulates a moment in time, an emotion, an incident, a place, a sensation. I wasn't disappointed. The title is apt! Fisk's honesty is loud and startling. Her observations are carefully rendered and someti [...]

    4. I was very taken with landscape poems here - there are still lines I half-recall, and wish I had written myself. Struggled to engage with the more personal material - it sometimes seemed flatly written, and meaning hung on really specific details that didn't have any resonance for me.

    5. I love this book of poetry. It is like none other. Raw, honest, sometimes funny and completely memorable. Molly Fisk writes with an open heart, from the bottom of her soul. One of a kind. A definite must read.

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