Only Blue Body

Only Blue Body

Book - 2012
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Presents a collection of poems that navigate a world between reality and imaginary, confronting beauty, fear, and animal behavior.

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Poetry. Winner of the 2011 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry. "ONLY BLUE BODY is about becoming animal in a world that is not fairytale. Exquisitely written, its poems boldly confront contemporary fear and beauty. 'I've always wanted dark blue skin' writes the poet—and it's a bruise she's after, the throat unguarded, the jaw tipped upward. Viewed from a 'constricted point of light,' everything is out of scale, fearfully small or far too big. Much of the imagery startles: a mosquito becomes a brood mare, a horse a grackle. You can't take your eyes off the fire's 'salamander-shaped eddies' because nothing in the poem suggests its arrival, nothing predicts its exit."—Terese Svoboda, contest judge

Publisher: Tallahassee, FL : Anhinga Press, ©2012
Description: viii, 64 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781934695296
Branch Call Number: 811 Vas
Additional Contributors: Svoboda, Terese.


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