They Sing at Midnight

They Sing at Midnight

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by Alison Stone
     
 

Poetry. "If you're not careful, Alison Stone will devour you," Thom Ward writes of the first winner of the Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Contest; here the poems "whisper and howl, implore and grieve. Their versions of the mundane and the mythic engage us, offer shape and texture to 'the messy bright life we are born for.' Her poetics serves notice of the

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Poetry. "If you're not careful, Alison Stone will devour you," Thom Ward writes of the first winner of the Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Contest; here the poems "whisper and howl, implore and grieve. Their versions of the mundane and the mythic engage us, offer shape and texture to 'the messy bright life we are born for.' Her poetics serves notice of the metaphysical amid the imminent, how Persephone is always and forever descending and returning, death into life and life into death. Such wisdom is Stone's gift to us." Stone's poems have appeared in Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Many Mountains Moving. For more info please visit http://www.mmminc.org.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886976146
Publisher:
Many Mountains Moving Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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They Sing at Midnight 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
PoetryGrrl More than 1 year ago
Exciting, tough, sexy poems with street smarts and book smarts. I remember her poems from Poetry magazine. I'm glad she finally has a book out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I sometimes find poetry to be too dry, but They Sing is smart and reader-friendly. I love the sounds in the poems, as well as how she lets mythological figures speak their stories. These poems are both intense and generous. It's the best book of poems I've read in a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this! A powerful, funny voice with a rock 'n roll attitude. Brave poems that tackle everything from love, AIDS, nightclubs, and mythology.