American Husband

American Husband Life is a mystery a puzzle a house of inscrutable signals leaving us often stranded in the middle of a feeling With exquisite manipulation of language the poems in this collection seek to unravel

  • Title: American Husband
  • Author: Kary Wayson
  • ISBN: 9780814251591
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life is a mystery, a puzzle, a house of inscrutable signals, leaving us often stranded in the middle of a feeling With exquisite manipulation of language, the poems in this collection seek to unravel the mystery and solve the puzzle by parsing everyday experiences observing life while lying about on the couch, on the floor, in bed and out and everyday relationships beLife is a mystery, a puzzle, a house of inscrutable signals, leaving us often stranded in the middle of a feeling With exquisite manipulation of language, the poems in this collection seek to unravel the mystery and solve the puzzle by parsing everyday experiences observing life while lying about on the couch, on the floor, in bed and out and everyday relationships between the self and the mother, the self and the father, the self and the lover, the self and the self, and the self and god English, the telephone and the telephone book and the table with one vase and the cut rose, is the means through which Wayson, drawing not only on her own wisdom but also on that of Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Shajahana, Mother Goose, Federico Garcia Lorca, Edward Gorey, and others, enacts intersections between self and meaning At each intersection, love s loneliness forms and dissolves, expands and contracts, and then passes much like weather, or the mysterious changeable relationship between silence and words Wayson may feel that she lives with a desk where nothing gets done, but with every poem she finds some nook or cranny to plumb, some crook or nanny dumb enough to tell them what, and another puzzle piece falls in place.

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    1. The attention to craft in this collection is a source of inspiration to me. Wayson writes in fabulously drawn rhythms, and her imagery is always surprising. This is a stunning, beautiful and fierce first book of poems.

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