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That Kind of Happy (Paperback) (Maggie Dietz)

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October Aubade If I slept too long, forgive me. A north wind quickened the window framesso the room pitched like a moving train and the pillow’s whiff of hickoryand shaving soap conjured your body beside me. So I slept in the berthas the train chuffed on, unburdened by waking’s cold water, ignorantof pain, estrangement, hunger and       the crucial fuel the boiler burned  to keep the minutes’ pistons churning while I slept. Forgive me. That Kind of Happy, the long-awaited second collection by award-winning poet Maggie Dietz, explores the sharp, profound tension between a disquieted inner life and quotidian experience. Central to the book are poems that take up two major life events: becoming a mother and losing a father within a short stretch of time. Here, at the intersection of joy and grief, of persistence and attrition, Dietz wrestles with the questions posed by such conflicting experiences, revealing a mind suspicious of quick fixes and dissatisfied with easy answers. The result is a book as anguished as it is distinguished.
Number of Pages: 61
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: American / General
Series Title: Phoenix Poets
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Maggie Dietz
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 50950459
UPC: 9780226349398
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-9138
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