Something Bright, Then Holes: Poems
ISBN: 1593762305
EAN13: 9781593762308
Language: English
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Before Maggie Nelson's name became synonymous with such genre-defying, binary-slaying writing as The Argonauts and The Art of Cruelty , this collection of poetry introduced readers to a singular voice in the making: exhilarating, fiercely vulnerable, intellectually curious, and one of a kind. These days/the world seems to split up/into those who need to dredge/and those who shrug their shoulders/and say, It's just something/that happened. While Maggie Nelson refers here to a polluted urban waterway, the Gowanus Canal, these words could just as easily describe Nelson's incisive approach to desire, heartbreak, and emotional excavation in Something Bright, Then Holes . Whether writing from the debris-strewn shores of a contaminated canal or from the hospital room of a friend, Nelson charts each emotional landscape she encounters with unparalleled precision and empathy. Since its publication in 2007, the collection has proven itself to be both a record of a singular vision in the making as well as a timeless meditation on love, loss, and―perhaps most frightening of all―freedom.