We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

In the Surgical Theatre

In the Surgical Theatre Cover

ISBN13: 9780966339529
ISBN10: 0966339525
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the Surgical Theatre Dana Levin This winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Award, was chosen by Louise Gluck, who has called it "an astonishing book." Propelled by senuous syntax, lyricism, and the central metaphor of the surgical theatre's operating room, this is a mature, astonishing investigation of human darkness and the body's capacity for failure and healing.

Synopsis:

An urgent, magnetic collection of poems which attempt to understand and heal human darkness.

About the Author

Dana Levin grew up in California's Mojave Desert. Her first book won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize and PEN/Osterweil Award. Other awards include a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Lannan Fellowship. She was recently selected by Louise Gluck as a 2004 Witter Bynner Fellow. Levin lives and teaches in Santa Fe.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

mari-elaine, November 1, 2007 (view all comments by mari-elaine)
Dana Levin's prize-winning book is stunning. The power of her rhythms and of her shocking images make her distinct among young, publishing poets. On the page, her verse is windy and strong, a breath of laden, almost tragic air infusing our minds with the grief of lost humanity. In the surgical theatre she constructs, she examines many cases that cannot be saved; yet, by posting angels (like Rilke's) in the corners of the operating room, she posits hope. And indeed, a very few poems construct a lifeline where someone's humanity is redeemed. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the poetry of humanity.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(5 of 8 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780966339529
Author:
Levin, Dana
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author - American (General)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
APR Honickman 1st Book Award
Publication Date:
19991001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 in 12.96 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

In the Surgical Theatre
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 96 pages Copper Canyon Press - English 9780966339529 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
An urgent, magnetic collection of poems which attempt to understand and heal human darkness.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.