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The Night We're Not Sleeping In
     

The Night We're Not Sleeping In

by Sean Bishop
 

"Reading these poems is an uncanny experience. . . . We enter into this book alert to possibility, and leave knowing how asleep we've been."—Nick Flynn

Of all the meanings of exposed I think my favorite is the raw nerve shivering bug-like in the lamp light while the surgeon arranges his dainty knives.
You can get close to that. You can brush its

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"Reading these poems is an uncanny experience. . . . We enter into this book alert to possibility, and leave knowing how asleep we've been."—Nick Flynn

Of all the meanings of exposed I think my favorite is the raw nerve shivering bug-like in the lamp light while the surgeon arranges his dainty knives.
You can get close to that. You can brush its wriggling limb and hear the scream.
You can lie there on the table, say,
"little nerve oh nerve it'll be all right; there there, there there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936747931
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Publication date:
12/16/2014
Series:
Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry Series
Pages:
65
Sales rank:
1,372,573
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author


Sean Bishop: Sean Bishop is a recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing’s Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship. He coordinates the MFA and Fellowship programs in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin.

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