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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Flirt (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry)

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In this stunning first collection of poems, Noah Blaustein's narrators face the complexities that shape a life: adolescence, fatherhood, our responsibility for the lives of others, the exhilaration of romantic love, and memory. These anxious, frequently witty poems flirt with physical danger, with grief and happiness, and with mortality as a means to transcend the mundane in our day-to-day lives. As the parent narrator says at the end of "Rave On": "This / life of mine I now know / is no longer mine to take away." While the narrator believes that there's no person "that doesn't benefit from some pain," this evocative collection proves that life is both pain and comfort, and ends on a prayer of hope for the speaker's children: "This is a prayer / for my children asleep in their bunk beds. . . . / May they never acquire / death's thin cello wire, / what connects my cortex to my toes, what plays / memory's midnight wrong song. . . . / There is beautiful music / out there. There is beautiful music."

About the Author

Noah Blaustein is editor of the anthology Motion: American Sports Poems. His poems have been published in a variety of journals including Barrow Street, The Harvard Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Orion, and Pleiades.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826353832
Author:
Blaustein, Noah
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
El salvador
Subject:
US-Mexico border
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
flirt
Subject:
lyric
Subject:
Narrative poetry
Subject:
Relationships
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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