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When Pattiann Rogers selected this book for the 2004 National Poetry Series, she praised its“original and engaging music” the way Corinne Lee“skillfully interweaves wit, playfulness, and a joie de vivre with serious study and meditations” PYX takes its title from the box containing the host, a wafer that is transformed into spirit upon consumption. And Le‛s poems effect similar transformations. Death, adultery, and fractured marriages become occasions for redemption. Scenes from domestic life are juxtaposed with themes from art, philosophy, and literature. PYX moves effortlessly between high and low culture, between the mundane, sacred, and profane, exploring the possibilities of language with exhilarating vigor.

From“Always a Strapping Apricot Can Be Foun”

... the past tells

that at any moment, the martial body

can be scratched. Deeply, of course.

To drag forth a sugared bone

of abalone.

About the Author

Corinne Le‛s poems have appeared in publications ranging from the Beloit Poetry Journal to Fine Madness. She was educated at the Iowa Writer‛ Workshop and the Radcliffe Publishing Institute.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035510
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Lee, Corinne
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
National Poetry Series
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.36x5.52x.32 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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