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Siste Viator / Edition 1

Siste Viator / Edition 1

by Sarah MangusoSarah Manguso


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“This book is for those of us who want to read more poetry but are frequently stopped by its--what is it? Its chilly self-seriousness? Its unwillingness to hold our hand every so often, while cracking an easy joke? Either way, Sarah Manguso, like her spiritual siblings David Berman and Tony Hoagland, is a friendly kind of savior and guide. Her writing is gorgeous and cerebral (imagine Anne Carson) but she doesn't skimp on the wit (imagine Anne Carson's ne'er-do-well niece). Poetry-fearers, don't back away from this beautiful book; these might be the pages that bring you back into the form.” --Dave Eggers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884800696
Publisher: Four Way Books
Publication date: 04/30/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 74
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

SARAH MANGUSO is the author of The Captain Lands in Paradise (2002). With Jordan Davis she coedited the anthology Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books (2004). She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at the Pratt Institute. Her poems and prose have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, Boston Review, The London Review of Books, McSweeney's, the New Republic, The Paris Review, and three editions of The Best American Poetry series.

Table of Contents

Everything • Asking for More • This Might Be Real • Civic Pride • Getting over the Twentieth Century • Jupiter Has Sixty-One Moons • Reverance • Justice for the Undelivered • Est, Est, Est • The Black Garden • Prayer • What Concerns Me Now • A Flag-Raising • Ice-Lyric • There Is Such Thing • The Ten Thousand • Address on the Tenth Day • The Dictionary • Will We? • Tired • Kitty in the Snow • Waking Up • Better to Shed No Light on the Mystery Than to Shed Bad Light • There Is No Such Thing as Skill • They Are Unlike Us in Almost Every Other Way • Wickedest Man • Nature • Ancient Gods Walk the Earth • Love Letter (Clouds) • Burning • Hand Model • An Idea with No Bodily Counterpart • Invocation to the Muse • Hell • Astonomical Projection • The Only Thing to Pray for Is Fire • Address to an Absent Lover • Address from One Place to Another • Things I Have Learned • A Final Love Poem • Tell Me, Tell Me Who... • Painting Dream • The Idea of Italy • Alas, They Sighed, You Were Not Like Us • I Don't Know to Call It Bitterness or Joy • The Movement of a Caravan over the Landscape • The Trick is Not Minding • Friend • The Haunted Igloo • Nepenthe • A Glittering • Oblivion Speaks • Notes

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