Poetry. "Lisa Lubasch's rich extended poem, TWENTY-ONE AFTER DAYS, snarls and snags the comfortable fabric we perceive as knowledge. Her ingenious knittong of language--a "luminous scatter"--skillfully works a continuous syntactic suspension: tugged between entry and obstacle, "lingering--on the brink of conjecture--what is imminent is the chasing." The threadbare schemes by which we make meaning and narrative are exposed here; certainty is revealed as sorrowfully impossilbe. Yet we are persuaded with the poet that "patience may bloom backward into knowledge." The empathetic intelligence from which this poetry emerges offers consolation, a deft cupping of "the form's suggestion."--Elizabeth Robinson. Lisa Lubasch's previous collections are TO TELL THE LAMP, VICINITIES, and HOW MANY MORE OF THEM ARE YOU?, all currently available from SPD.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Lisa Lubasch is the author of four previous collections of poetry, including TWENTY-ONE AFTER DAYS (Avec Books), a selection from which received a PIP Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry in English. Her other books are TO TELL THE LAMP, VICINITIES, and HOW MANY MORE OF THEM ARE YOU?, which received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is also the translator of Paul Éluard's A MORAL LESSON (Green Integer). Her work has been translated into French and appears as part of Un bureau sur l'Atlantique's Format Américain series.
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