And Her Soul Out Of Nothing

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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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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: 9780299157142
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Brittingham Prize in Poetry
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 312,714
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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 3
I'm Only Now Beginning To Answer Your Letter 7
Like Working At Wal-Mart 9
Another Underwater Conversation 10
But, It's Jazz 12
The Way He Sold It 13
The Weathered House On Ptarmigan Road 14
Father's Famous Devastation 16
Who Cares About Aperture 17
The Outline I Inhabit 18
Something More Fragile Than This 20
Moorer Denies Hollyfield In Twelve 21
To Those Capable Of Deriving The Greatest Benefit 22
Resolutions In A Parked Car 23
Multilated Versions Of My Personality Write Poems, Treat Me With Irony And Condescension 25
The Scaffolding Inside You 28
The Panic Of Birds 30
Hey Precious, Listen 31
Thirty Years Rising 35
Palimpsest 37
The River Twists Like Lake Shore Drive 39
Angels And Moths 40
An Imaginative Study In Degradation 42
The Unhoused Heart 44
It's Shaped Like A Fork 46
Buhrstone 47
It Was A Coffin That Sang 49
Saxifrage and Cinquefoil 50
Klage 53
Your TV Lit You Like A Roman Candle 54
The Gauze Of Flowers, A Love Poem 55
Bitterns, Heronries 57
In Defense Of Marriage 58
Ovarian Tree 59
This Is The Way I Carry Mine 60
Silkweed 65
This Gold Way Of Life 66
A Seasonal Dwelling 67
Welcome To Lascaux 68
She Was Just A Sketch 69
I've Always Been One To Delight In The Misfortunes Of Others 70
Like Kerosene 71
The Silt Of Sleep 72
Logical Games For The Unbeliever 74
All The Natural Movements Of The Soul 75
Perhaps By Then You Will No Longer Be In Love 77
The Eccentric Practices Of Certain Medieval Saints 79
Should One Prefer Purity To Intensity of Soul? 80
Sleep Was An Inlet 82
Around the Edges Of A Cold Cold Day 84
As Empty As A Church, I Believe I Am A Small Testament To The Failing Relationship Between Space And Light 86
Postcard 88
Against Devotion 89
This Specific Tree 90
There May Be More Of This World Than Can Possibly Exist 93
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