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The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude

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The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude pushes deep into the heart of the human condition. In lush and visceral language, Battson explores loss, beauty, nature, Francis Bacon?s ordered hoarding and the meaning of Martha Stewart. Jill?s poems whisper like muted Miles Davis tunes melancholy in the ear, or shout their colours from the top of desert mesas. Many of the poems are a result of a collaborative process with dancers, composers, singers and painters, but above all they will live and accrete in your memory like a ...
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Overview

The Ecstatic Torture of Gratitude pushes deep into the heart of the human condition. In lush and visceral language, Battson explores loss, beauty, nature, Francis Bacon?s ordered hoarding and the meaning of Martha Stewart. Jill?s poems whisper like muted Miles Davis tunes melancholy in the ear, or shout their colours from the top of desert mesas. Many of the poems are a result of a collaborative process with dancers, composers, singers and painters, but above all they will live and accrete in your memory like a perfect pearl long after their first reading.
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An eclectic mix of lyric, narrative and ekphrastic poetry with a generous helping of humour reveals the range and depth of Jill Battson's newest collection. It's no surprise these poems brim with the names of friends and loved ones: Jill Battson's poetic generosity overflows. ? Carolyn Smart (author of "Hooked - Seven Poems") Rich poems full of earth, love, light and wit. ?I want to see my hands stained by the chlorophyll of their existence? ? Robert Priest
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550713497
  • Publisher: Guernica Editions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: Essential Poets Series , #185
  • Pages: 90
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Battson?s first book, Hard Candy, was received to great acclaim and nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. She has written several plays and solo works, including How I learned to live with obsession and Ecce Homo. Dark Star Requiem, for which she wrote the libretto, premiered at Toronto?s Luminato Festival in June 2010.
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