And Her Soul Out Of Nothing [NOOK Book]

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Both contemporary and other-worldly, Davis's lyrical poetry is a fearless expression of the spirit which defines the very essence of our beings.

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Overview

Both contemporary and other-worldly, Davis's lyrical poetry is a fearless expression of the spirit which defines the very essence of our beings.

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Editorial Reviews

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And Her Soul Out of Nothing is, quite simply, unlike any other collection I can remember reading in recent literature. There is an eerie precision to her work—like the delicate discernment of a brain surgeon’s scalpel—that renders each moment in both its absolute clarity and ultimate transitory fragility. Her language is quirky in the very best sense of that word; her use of syntax is brilliant.”—Rita Dove, Judge, Citation for the 1997 Brittingham Prize in Poetry

“A treasury of broken meditations and chipped singing, moments of insight and yearning appearing like bits of statuary plowed up in a field, perhaps more beautiful for their sudden unlikely emergence. Olena Kalytiak Davis’s poems find evidence of the spirit everywhere, in laundromats, in parking lots and frozen landscapes, in the panic of birds.”—Dean Young

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299157135
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Series: Brittingham Prize in Poetry , #1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 878,177
  • File size: 400 KB

Meet the Author

Olena Kalytiak Davis lives in Juneau, Alaska. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, she grew up in Detroit and has since lived in San Francisco, Prague, Lviv, Paris, Chicago, and the isolated Yup'ik community of Bethel, Alaska.  She studied at Wayne State University, University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College. She was the winner of the 1996 Rona Jaffe Writer's award, and her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 1995, New England Review, Poetry Northwest, Michigan Quarterly Review, Field, Indiana Review, and elsewhere.  This is her first book.

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Table of Contents




A Few Words For The Visitor In The Parlor


I'm Only Now Beginning To Answer Your Letter


Like Working At Wal-Mart


Another Underwater Conversation


But, It's Jazz


The Way He Sold It


The Weathered Houses On Ptarmigan Road


Father's Famous Devastation


Who Cares About Aperture


The Outline I Inhabit


Something More Fragile Than This


Moorer Denies Holyfield In Twelve


To Those Capable Of Deriving The Greatest Benefit


Resolutions In A Parked Car


Multilated Versions Of My Personality Write Poems, Treat Me With Irony And Condescension


The Scaffolding Inside You


The Panic Of Birds


Hey Precious, Listen


Thirty Years Rising


Palimpsest


The River Twists Like Lake Shore Drive


Angels And Moths


An Imaginative Study In Degradation


The Unhoused Heart


It's Shaped Like A Fork


Buhrstone


It Was A Coffin That Sang


Saxifrage and Cinquefoil


Klage


Your TV Lit You Like A Roman Candle


The Gauze Of Flowers, A Love Poem


Bitterns, Heronries


In Defense Of Marriage


Ovarian Tree


This Is The Way I Carry Mine


Silkweed


This Cold Way Of Life


A Seasonal Dwelling


Welcome To Lascaux


She Was Just A Sketch


I've Always Been One To Delight In The Misfortunes Of Others


Like Kerosene


The Silt Of Sleep


Logical Games For The Unbeliever


All The Natural Movements Of The Soul


Perhaps By Then You Will No Longer Be In Love


The Eccentric Practices Of Certain Medieval Saints


Should One Prefer Purity To Intensity of Soul?


Sleep Was An Inlet


Around the Edges Of A Cold Cold Day


As Empty As A Church, I Believe I Am A Small Testament To The Failing Relationship Between Space And Light


Postcard


Against Devotion


This Specific Tree


There May Be More Of This World Than Can Possibly Exist

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