Love-In-Idleness [NOOK Book]

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"Opulence, obsession, orgasm and opera all start with an open throat, a gape, a release of pent-up desire. So, too, does LOVE-IN-IDLENESS," writes D.A. Powell of Christopher Hennessy's first collection of poetry. Moving from childhood to experience through myth and personal revelation, these poems risk everything while examining our longings and labor, our natures, and love and its discontents.

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Overview

"Opulence, obsession, orgasm and opera all start with an open throat, a gape, a release of pent-up desire. So, too, does LOVE-IN-IDLENESS," writes D.A. Powell of Christopher Hennessy's first collection of poetry. Moving from childhood to experience through myth and personal revelation, these poems risk everything while examining our longings and labor, our natures, and love and its discontents.

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Editorial Reviews

David Trinidad
“Christopher Hennessy’s poems yearn for a sense of certainty, feel their way for a foothold that, ultimately, may not be there. From childhood poems of family and farm (as unsettling, in their vivid realism, as Roethke’s greenhouse poems) to persona poems of deep erotic longing, Hennessy maintains an artful and risky determination, in each poem, ‘to understand the need its song speaks.’”
Wayne Koestenbaum
“Christopher Hennessy gets the rhythm right, the timbre right, and the heart-sense right. Every detail is in place, and the whole ensemble sings. There’s hard labor behind these poems—in Oscar Wilde’s sense, and in Emily Dickinson’s. (Did Emily talk about hard labor? Indirectly, yes.) Wise about words and about the world, Hennessy’s poems cut no corners, though they are full of the melancholy wisdom that hides in coverts, closets, hope-chests, crevices,
D. A. Powell
“If I were to reduce this book to a single letter, it would be O. Opulence, obsession, orgasm and opera all start with an open throat, a gape, a release of pent-up desire. So, too, does Christopher Hennessy’s Love-In-Idleness emanate from the opening of the throat to the shudder and release of the last and final word. Oh, I thought, reading these urgent, physical, dangerously beautiful poems, with ‘the terror ripping open my mouth at the corners’. Yes, and Oh, yes and
Martha Rhodes
“Love-In-Idleness is made up of muscular poems in which nouns and adjectives, verbs and adverbs truly pull their weight. Hennessy is a wordsmith if ever there was one. Line endings, too, often surprise and delight (Aunt Bert shuffles around the sun/porch in a pink and yellow apron). These are lyric narratives that engage and move us. [This] collection is layered, multi-dimensional, and impressive for its technical virtuosity and passion.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011507106
  • Publisher: Brooklyn Arts Press
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 234 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher Hennessy is the author of Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets (University of Michigan Press). He earned an MFA from Emerson College and currently is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was included in Ploughshares' special "Emerging Writers" edition, and his poetry, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in American Poetry Review, Verse, Cimarron Review, The Writer's Chronicle, The Bloomsbury Review, Court Green, OCHO, Crab Orchard Review, Natural Bridge, Wisconsin Review, Brooklyn Review, Memorious, and elsewhere. Hennessy is a longtime associate editor for The Gay & Lesbian Review-Worldwide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    A must have to round out poetry collection, brilliantly done!

    Found myself enjoying this work more with each re-read. Written to draw the reader into a visual world with each poem. Rich language and imagery. Look forward to reading more from this poet.

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