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On the Desire to Levitate - (Hollis Summers Poetry Prize) by Alison Powell (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 51

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: American

Series Title: Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Ohio University Press

Book theme: General

Author: Alison Powell

Language: English

Street Date: March 1, 2014
TCIN: 79624785
UPC: 9780821420980
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-6627

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"I've always felt that the true test of a poet lies in his/her love poems -- whether to nature, god, art, the beloved, it hardly matters -- for therein lies the driving force of human experience: to release oneself from the limits of the self, to cross, as one poem puts it, "that bridge of disbelief / between who someone is and might, someday, be." The hungers of sexual experience, the imaginary heavens of childhood, the mythic yearnings of Orpheus and Eurydice--this book abounds with examples. I suppose it goes without saying that the lyric gift required to invoke that world is an uncommon thing for any book of poems; for a first book, it is truly rare. Alison Powell's On the Desire to Levitate marks the beginning of a brilliant career."
-- Sherod Santos, author of The Intricated Soul: New and Selected Poems
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