Renunciation: Poems

Renunciation: Poems

by Cory Marks

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Overview


Renunciation introduces a powerful new poet whose work, though it treads the ground of silence and loss, bears a redemptive grace. Disquieting and healing, Corey Marks's poems hold to "a moment when possibility / bristles so close it holds a shape in the air."
 
The sculptor Gislebertus, Doubting Thomas, Theseus, and John Keats share space in the pages of Renunciation with a survivor of the bomb in Hiroshima, a blind girl in the South American jungle, and DeSoto's thirteen swine in the hold of a ship bound for America. Rich with almost palpable nuances of light and sound, Marks's lyric meditations unravel a constant play of loss and continuation, "mending sense from spare threads" and hovering over connections undone even as they are made.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252068980
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: National Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

one
Portrait of a Child
3(2)
The Butcher's Son
5(3)
A Partial History of Swine
8(4)
Solace
12(3)
Elegy for the Music
15(2)
Heart of Ash
17(2)
Gislebertus
19(4)
two
A Letter of Explanation
23(3)
American Monochrome
26(3)
The Wrong Story
29(3)
Light
32(2)
Blind
34(2)
The Clockmaker's Daughter
36(2)
For Keats, after Keats
38(7)
three
Renunciation
45(12)
four
Minotaur
57(4)
The Lost Child
61(2)
Scale Model of Childhood
63(3)
What Fire Wants
66(2)
Sparrows
68(2)
Littoral
70(2)
Soup
72(5)
Notes 77

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