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Atheist Wore Goat Silk : Poems (Paperback) (Anna Journey)

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“The tropic foliage of Anna Journey’s book is so lushly ashimmer with invitation andthreat that it’s difficult to tell the two apart. Which is just what this poet intends: the world seduces us to enter, and to enter again, and to do so is both to find pleasure and to perish into a field of ghosts.”— Mark Doty, author of Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems

"Anna Journey has talent to burn: gothic, elegiac, and celebratory by turns, her poems possess a giddy imaginative dexterity that is exceedingly rare in a debut collection. More important, there is a gravity and heft to her poems; they are willing to confront the Big Issues and militantly resist the easy tour de force. Jarrell says somewhere that a certain helplessness before her material is one of the poet’s principal tools. I hear that haunted helplessness in lines such as these: 'I can’t stop— / the story // going like the tongue goes: // lit and loosed, moving, / like Lucifer, / down.' Anna Journey is on the threshold of a significant career."—David Wojahn, author of Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004

Number of Pages: 84
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
Author: Anna Journey
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 2017
TCIN: 52239575
UPC: 9780807165683
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-2024
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