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In her graceful first collection of poetry, Joanna Klink explores the pressures of convention, distraction, self-interest, privacy — any kind of buffer against experience that we cultivate to protect ourselves from damage. Klink's poems speak to our impulse to be free of feeling, and she tests the limits of solitude, setting her poems in places where our grip on "self" slips — caves, coastlines, rooms in cities. As her poems lead us through these sometimes beautiful, sometimes appalling internal landscapes, characters like the Hanged Man and the Lady of Situations reappear, often locked in misunderstanding but compelling us toward a more fragile and expansive sense of self.

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In They Are Sleeping, Joanna Klink tests the limits of solitude, setting her poems in places where our grip on “self” is loosened and blurred--caves, coastlines, rooms in cities. As her poems lead us through these sometimes beautiful, sometimes appalling internal landscapes, characters like the Hanged Man and the Lady of Situations reappear, often locked in misunderstanding but compelling us toward a more fragile and expansive sense of self.

About the Author

Joanna Klink teaches at the University of Montana at Missoula. Her poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Verse, and Prairie Schooner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820322759
Author:
Klink, Joanna
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Location:
Athens
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Contemporary Poetry Series
Series Volume:
104-757
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.29 lb

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In They Are Sleeping, Joanna Klink tests the limits of solitude, setting her poems in places where our grip on “self” is loosened and blurred--caves, coastlines, rooms in cities. As her poems lead us through these sometimes beautiful, sometimes appalling internal landscapes, characters like the Hanged Man and the Lady of Situations reappear, often locked in misunderstanding but compelling us toward a more fragile and expansive sense of self.
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