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Yale Series of Younger Poets #108: Eruv

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Publisher Comments:

Eryn Greens Eruv is the latest winner of the oldest annual literary award in the United States, which originated in 1919 to showcase the works of exceptional American poets under the age of forty. Green joins an esteemed roster of past winners that includes Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, W. S. Merwin, and Robert Hass, and as Carl Phillips, competition judge and chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, points out, this collection “reminds us how essential wilderness is to poetry—a wilderness in terms of how form and language both reinvent and get reinvented.”

Taking its title from the Hebrew word for a ritual enclosure that opens from private into public spaces, Eruv includes poems of love, sadness, and pathos while celebrating the power of ritual and untamed landscapes. Just as a larger home can be fashioned out of communally shared alleyways and courtyards, with passages enabling movement from one world to another, Greens poems provide a similar doorway into a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Review:

"Taking its title from the Hebrew word for 'a ritual enclosure that opens private into public spaces' to allow 'transport between worlds,' Green's debut, the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets winner selected by Carl Phillips, calls on language to create just this kind of transit between the sensory and the discursive, the fragment and the whole, the daily and the sublime. Driven by sound, the poems accumulate line by line, each registering a discrete impression while continuing to unfold a sustained thought: 'of goldenrod// yellow light elbowing across// tall bushes// far-off voice'; 'world where// gates ajar rend my prayer// where// wren — '; 'If I were dressed like// the sun// red-edge// gold-edge//... and holy// edge// unscorched by tiller.' The lyrical 'I' that emerges feels less like a character behind each poem and more like a site where thought and sensation arise and crystallize into language. When touched by Green's gaze, the world teems with meaning ('any aster, if it opens/ says something/ beautiful, probably/ about a peony — I was waiting/ I was waiting/ for you/ to come/ to your senses') but never settles into conclusion. Instead, 'I start looking/ forward to an open door/ the thing that happens/ next — the world/ opens up.'" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Winner of the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize

About the Author

Eryn Green recently received his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Denver and holds an MFA from the University of Utah. His work has appeared in JubilatColorado Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. He lives in Denver, CO.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300201222
Author:
Green, Eryn
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Phillips, Carl
Author:
Carl Phi
Author:
llips
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Series of Younger Poets
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Taking its title from the Hebrew word for 'a ritual enclosure that opens private into public spaces' to allow 'transport between worlds,' Green's debut, the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets winner selected by Carl Phillips, calls on language to create just this kind of transit between the sensory and the discursive, the fragment and the whole, the daily and the sublime. Driven by sound, the poems accumulate line by line, each registering a discrete impression while continuing to unfold a sustained thought: 'of goldenrod// yellow light elbowing across// tall bushes// far-off voice'; 'world where// gates ajar rend my prayer// where// wren — '; 'If I were dressed like// the sun// red-edge// gold-edge//... and holy// edge// unscorched by tiller.' The lyrical 'I' that emerges feels less like a character behind each poem and more like a site where thought and sensation arise and crystallize into language. When touched by Green's gaze, the world teems with meaning ('any aster, if it opens/ says something/ beautiful, probably/ about a peony — I was waiting/ I was waiting/ for you/ to come/ to your senses') but never settles into conclusion. Instead, 'I start looking/ forward to an open door/ the thing that happens/ next — the world/ opens up.'" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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