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A single word holds a narrative of the human condition.

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This new book by award-winning author Amy Newman explores as its formal structure the 72 definitions for the word fall. These lovely, accessible poems span a narrative drama--from the creation of the world and the subsequent exile of its first inhabitants, through the downward movement of the human body in its surrender to illness and the world's gravitational pull, to the beauty in the descent of spent foliage in autumn.

Each definition of fall engenders its own poem, and the definitions serve as poem titles. Section one explores the theological sense of The Fall, and section two focuses on the present world, addressing how the blemish of that Fall--real or imagined, religious or cultural--exists in us as homesickness, physical illness, and domestic and spiritual dissolution. The third section attends to the very gesture of defining, of finding ways to name and live in a world where both the landscape and the language are vividly alive yet saturated with memory and loss.

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ISBN:
9780819567093
Author:
Newman, Amy
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
65
Dimensions:
8.54x6.74x.28 in. .30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This new book by award-winning author Amy Newman explores as its formal structure the 72 definitions for the word fall. These lovely, accessible poems span a narrative drama--from the creation of the world and the subsequent exile of its first inhabitants, through the downward movement of the human body in its surrender to illness and the world's gravitational pull, to the beauty in the descent of spent foliage in autumn.

Each definition of fall engenders its own poem, and the definitions serve as poem titles. Section one explores the theological sense of The Fall, and section two focuses on the present world, addressing how the blemish of that Fall--real or imagined, religious or cultural--exists in us as homesickness, physical illness, and domestic and spiritual dissolution. The third section attends to the very gesture of defining, of finding ways to name and live in a world where both the landscape and the language are vividly alive yet saturated with memory and loss.

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