Parallax: And Selected Poems

Parallax And Selected Poems Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in PoetryOnly for you do the two mute girls on stagewho falter at first erratic as staticin the synaptic gap between each image imperceptibly jolt

  • Title: Parallax: And Selected Poems
  • Author: Sinéad Morrissey
  • ISBN: 9780865478299
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in PoetryOnly for you do the two mute girls on stagewho falter at first, erratic as staticin the synaptic gap between each image,imperceptibly jolt to life grinning, tap dancing, morphing into footage,their arms like immaculate pistons, their legs like knives .It lasts a minute, their having been written onto light fFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in PoetryOnly for you do the two mute girls on stagewho falter at first, erratic as staticin the synaptic gap between each image,imperceptibly jolt to life grinning, tap dancing, morphing into footage,their arms like immaculate pistons, their legs like knives .It lasts a minute, their having been written onto light from The Mutoscope Sin ad Morrissey is one of the most fascinating talents in international poetry Recently appointed as Belfast s first poet laureate, she creates poems known for their combination of keen intelligence and whispered intimacy In Parallax, which won the 2013 T S Eliot Prize, Morrissey explores what is captured, and what is lost, when houses and cityscapes, servants and saboteurs the different people who lived in sepia , are arrested in time by photography or poetry , subjected to the authority of a particular perspective Assured and disquieting, Morrisey s poems explore the paradoxes that result when we attempt to freeze our passing experience through art.This edition of Parallax also includes Morrissey s own selection of her favorite poems from her previous collections, published for the first time in the United States In their variety of subjects and styles they trace the evolution of a poet, showcasing the formal mastery and tenderness that define her work.

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    1. This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the January/February 2016 issue of World Literature Today Magazineliteraturetoday/2

    2. I quite liked many of the poems contained in this collection -- Morrissey can be very lyrical without being overly romantic or oblique. I did feel that the strength of the writing tended to decline in the excerpts from more recent volumes, though it's hard to say exactly why. Overall enjoyable, regardless.

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