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Frail-Craft (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

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Jessica Fisherand#8217;s Frail-Craft is winner of the 2006 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and judge Louise Gland#252;ckand#8217;s fourth selection for the series. The book and the dream are the poetand#8217;s primary objects of investigation here. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, Fisher meditates on the problems and possibilitiesand#8212;the frail craftand#8212;of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that and#8220;if the eye can loveand#8212;and it can, it doesand#8212;then I held you and was held.and#8221; In her foreword to the book, Louise Gland#252;ck writes that Fisherand#8217;s poetry is and#8220;haunting, elusive, luminous, its greatest mystery how plain-spoken it is. Sensory impressions, which usually serve as emblems of or connections to emotion, seem suddenly in this work a language of mind, their function neither metonymic nor dramatic. They are like the dye with which a scientist injects his specimen, to track some response or behavior. Fisher uses the sense this way, to observe how being is converted into thinking.and#8221;

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Jessica Fisher's "Frail-Craft" is Louise Gluck's fourth selection for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the oldest annual literary prize in the United States. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, the poet meditates on the problems and possibilities--the frail craft--of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that "if the eye can love--and it can, it does--then I held you and was held." In her foreword to the book, Louise Gluck writes, "What gives Jessica Fisher's work its sense of form, of repose, is her perfection of ear. That repose, with its strange mobility, its accommodation of surprise, is Fisher's particular genius. To enter these poems is to be suspended in them: like dreams, they both surround and elude."Jessica Fisher's "Frail-Craft" is Louise Gluck's fourth selection for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the oldest annual literary prize in the United States. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, the poet meditates on the problems and possibilities--the frail craft--of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that "if the eye can love--and it can, it does--then I held you and was held." In her foreword to the book, Louise Gluck writes, "What gives Jessica Fisher's work its sense of form, of repose, is her perfection of ear. That repose, with its strange mobility, its accommodation of surprise, is Fisher's particular genius. To enter these poems is to be suspended in them: like dreams, they both surround and elude."

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Jessica Fisher’s Frail-Craft is Louise Glück’s fourth selection for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the oldest annual literary prize in the United States. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, the poet meditates on the problems and possibilities—the frail craft—of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that “if the eye can love—and it can, it does—then I held you and was held.” In her foreword to the book, Louise Glück writes, “What gives Jessica Fisher’s work its sense of form, of repose, is her perfection of ear. That repose, with its strange mobility, its accommodation of surprise, is Fisher’s particular genius. To enter these poems is to be suspended in them: like dreams, they both surround and elude.”

About the Author

Jessica Fisher is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California at Berkeley. She is coeditor, with Robert Hass, of The Addison Street Anthology. She lives in Oakland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300122350
Author:
Fisher, Jessica
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Foreword by:
Glueck, Louise
Foreword:
Gluck, Louise
Foreword:
Glueck, Louise
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Jessica Fisher's "Frail-Craft" is Louise Gluck's fourth selection for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the oldest annual literary prize in the United States. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, the poet meditates on the problems and possibilities--the frail craft--of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that "if the eye can love--and it can, it does--then I held you and was held." In her foreword to the book, Louise Gluck writes, "What gives Jessica Fisher's work its sense of form, of repose, is her perfection of ear. That repose, with its strange mobility, its accommodation of surprise, is Fisher's particular genius. To enter these poems is to be suspended in them: like dreams, they both surround and elude."Jessica Fisher's "Frail-Craft" is Louise Gluck's fourth selection for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the oldest annual literary prize in the United States. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, the poet meditates on the problems and possibilities--the frail craft--of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that "if the eye can love--and it can, it does--then I held you and was held." In her foreword to the book, Louise Gluck writes, "What gives Jessica Fisher's work its sense of form, of repose, is her perfection of ear. That repose, with its strange mobility, its accommodation of surprise, is Fisher's particular genius. To enter these poems is to be suspended in them: like dreams, they both surround and elude."
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Jessica Fisher’s Frail-Craft is Louise Glück’s fourth selection for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, the oldest annual literary prize in the United States. Through deft, quietly authoritative lyrics, the poet meditates on the problems and possibilities—the frail craft—of perception for the reader, the dreamer, maintaining that “if the eye can love—and it can, it does—then I held you and was held.” In her foreword to the book, Louise Glück writes, “What gives Jessica Fisher’s work its sense of form, of repose, is her perfection of ear. That repose, with its strange mobility, its accommodation of surprise, is Fisher’s particular genius. To enter these poems is to be suspended in them: like dreams, they both surround and elude.”
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