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Consolation Miracle (Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry)

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Consolation Miracle is a book of visceral, image-driven poems that search for the miraculous in the seemingly ordinary. This collection fashions art out of artless objects as a consolation, or perhaps compensation, for their smallness. Yawns and pears, cockroaches and crows resonate against historically conflated backdrops, while our own hands seem suddenly strange as they hide themselves in our pockets, balance a burning cigarette between two fingers, or grip the gun that shot Lincoln. Other poems address the destruction of empire, the end of old Hollywood, and the hyperbolic fizzling out of entire centuries. Here, consolation miracles are rarely the ones sought after, yet they radiate in their neglect. Davidsons poems help us understand the inner life of cows, imagine the plight of a banished Kama Sutra illustrator, speculate about Cleopatras lingerie. With a title borrowed from Gabriel García Márquez, Consolation Miracle contains a magical realism for the twenty-first century.

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Cockroaches: Ars Poetica They know that death is merely of the body not the species, know that their putrid chitin is always memorable. We call them ugly with their blackened exoskeletons, their wall-crawlings as we paw at them. Extreme adaptability, we say. And where there's one there's probably a million more who lie and laugh in cracks close by. At first they seem so pitiful and base feeding on what we leave behind. Content to watch us watching them, their hidden grace is endless procreation: it keeps them constant, believing they'll live to read our requiem with the godlike eyes we used to look at them.

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These poems fashion art out of artless objects--Cleopatra's bra, Lincoln's pockets--as a consolation, or perhaps compensation, for their smallness.

About the Author

Chad Davidson is an assistant professor of English at the State University of West Georgia. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, DoubleTake, Epoch, The Paris Review, Pequod, Poet Lore, and numerous other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809325412
Editor:
Tribble, Jon
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Author:
Davidson, Chad
Author:
ad Davidson
Author:
Ch
Location:
Carbondale
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Edition
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry
Series Volume:
2002-41
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.3 in

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"Synopsis" by , Cockroaches: Ars Poetica They know that death is merely of the body not the species, know that their putrid chitin is always memorable. We call them ugly with their blackened exoskeletons, their wall-crawlings as we paw at them. Extreme adaptability, we say. And where there's one there's probably a million more who lie and laugh in cracks close by. At first they seem so pitiful and base feeding on what we leave behind. Content to watch us watching them, their hidden grace is endless procreation: it keeps them constant, believing they'll live to read our requiem with the godlike eyes we used to look at them.
"Synopsis" by , These poems fashion art out of artless objects--Cleopatra's bra, Lincoln's pockets--as a consolation, or perhaps compensation, for their smallness.
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