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Poetry. "In this spectacular debut collection, Brenda Yates reminds us that "bodily" knowledge is also a worldly knowledge—that is, an understanding of our own shifting circumstances—as well as a recognition, a true knowing, of our transience upon this earth. These poems are resplendent with praise for the world's bounty and yet equally compassionate for our daily failings. With the power and richness of song, Brenda Yates' poems ask the questions that accompany those answers every body fears to know."—David St. John"Brenda Yates' brilliance: a disarming, absolutely forthright telling of the world's sorrows and its innumerable, itinerant joys. With a naturalist's eye Yates builds poems from botany, genetics, philosophy, history, astronomy, anthropology—awedriven poems, each image lifted and illuminated by its inveighing loss, 'no / period, no exclamation to indicate the end of something, / just one foot in front of the other as always, on the way / to this place—a sidewalk after work, heading home.' BODILY KNOWLEDGE marks what is ours for a while. It is a work of clarion beauty."—Dorothy Barresi
Number of Pages: 110
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Brenda Yates
Street Date: November 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-5290
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