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Alan Shapiro’s last two books, ?Reel to Reel” and ?Night of the Republic,” achieved national recognition as being designated finalists for two of the most prestigious prizes in the US (the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, respectively). Here he focuses on the female body in various states: the body in history; the body in middle age; and the body facing death. If in ?Reel to Reel” we get a sense of the poet’s eye expanding from the smallest atom to the vastness of the universe, this new book takes us in the opposite direction: from the wider, ongoing consumption of the world to the final consumption of a single, individual body, all harrowingly told in beautifully composed poems, exhibiting all the characteristics we’ve come to expect from this master poet: a signature, plainspoken and direct speech, and a combination of humor and bleakness that arrives at no easy answers.
Number of Pages: 96
Sub-Genre: American / General
Series Title: Phoenix Poets
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Alan Shapiro
Street Date: September 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-2693
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