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Renunciation Poems

by Corey Marks

  • ISBN: 9780252068980
  • ISBN10: 025206898X

Renunciation Poems

by Corey Marks

  • List Price: $23.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780252068980
  • ISBN10: 025206898X
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Description: Renunciation introduces a powerful new poet whose work, though it treads the ground of silence and loss, bears a redemptive grace. Disquieting and healing, Corey Marks's poems hold to "a moment when possibility / bristles so close it holds a shape in the air".

The sculptor Gislebertus, Doubting Thomas, Theseus, and John Keats share space in the pages of Renunciation with a survivor of the bomb in Hiroshima, a blind girl in the South American jungle, and DeSoto's thirteen swine in the hold of a ship bound for America. Rich with almost palpable nuances of light and sound, Marks's lyric meditations unravel a constant play of loss and continuation, "mending sense from spare threads" and hovering over connections undone even as they are made.

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