Szybist, Mary

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Mary Szybist restlessly seeks out places where meaning might take on new color. One poem is presented as a diagrammed sentence. Another is an abecedarium made of lines of dialogue spoken by girls overheard while assembling a puzzle. Several poems arrive as a series of Annunciations, while others purport to give an update on Mary, who must finish the dishes before she will open herself to God. One poem appears on the page as spokes radiating from a wheel, or as a sunburst, or as the cycle around which all times and all tenses are alive in this moment. Szybist's formal innovations are matched by her musical lines, by her poetry's insistence on singing as a lure toward the unknowable. Inside these poems is a deep yearning -- for love, motherhood, the will to see things as they are and to speak.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781555976354
Branch Call Number: 811.6 S999i 2013
Characteristics: 70 p. ;,23 cm


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Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. "Inside these poems is a deep yearning--for love," motherhood, the will to see things as they are and to speak.

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