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Mz N : The Serial, A Poem-in-Episodes (Hardcover) (Maureen N. McLane)

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The acclaimed poet, memoirist, and essayist Maureen N. McLane here charts a new path into vital genre-bending territories. Not a verse novel, not a verse memoir,Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes offers something else--"life . . . a continual allegory" (to invoke Keats): a life intense, episodic, female, sexual, philosophical, romantic, analytic. Tracking the growth of one poet's mind, switchbacking its way through American English, Mz N toggles between story and song. This is a poetry both "furious / & alive."

Alive to the lash of love, the longueurs of adolescence, the limits of identity,Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes is a bravura experiment in life-writing--an assaying, a testing, a transforming, an honoring of the tentative and the torqued. What is it to be contemporary, to be "one / among other ones" in a "cracking world"? How does a body vibrate into being? How is a mind made out of other minds? Seizing the ****** realities of any life,Mz N explores how one is surprised, seduced, and struck into speech, thought, song, silence. Love plots, dead poets, good sex, bad sex, god death, soul rifts, joy surges: "Then, what is life?" cried Shelley. So tooMz N.

Number of Pages: 118
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Maureen N. McLane
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 51045253
UPC: 9780374218874
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-7322
MSRPReg: $24.00 Save $7.68 (32% off)

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