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Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



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Publisher Comments:

Life is a mystery, a puzzle, “a house of inscrutable signals,” leaving us “often stranded in the middle of a feeling.” With exquisite manipulation of language, the poems in this collection seek to unravel the mystery and solve the puzzle by parsing everyday experiences—observing life while lying about on the couch, on the floor, in bed and out—and everyday relationships—between the self and the mother, the self and the father, the self and the lover, the self and the self, and the self and god. English, “the telephone and the telephone book and the table with one vase and the cut rose,” is the means through which Wayson, drawing not only on her own wisdom but also on that of Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Shajahana, Mother Goose, Federico Garcia Lorca, Edward Gorey, and others, enacts intersections between self and meaning. At each intersection, love’s loneliness forms and dissolves, expands and contracts, and then passes much like weather, or the mysterious changeable relationship between silence and words. Wayson may feel that she lives “with a desk where nothing gets done,” but with every poem she finds “some nook or cranny to plumb, some crook or nanny dumb enough to tell them what,” and another puzzle piece falls in place.
 
 

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Kary Wayson, winner of the Pushcart Prize for “I Turn My Silence Over,” lives and writes in Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814251591
Author:
Wayson, Kary
Publisher:
Ohio State University Press
Author:
Eggers, Paul
Subject:
General
Subject:
American poetry - 21st century
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
2
Series:
Osu Journal Award Poetry
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.2 in

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