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The Bride of E : Poems (Hardcover)

Author: Bang, Mary Jo

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Poems by the author of Elegy, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry


The goblet mouth on the table speaks
To your thirst, saying, Longing, your longing, is infinite.
-from "H Is Here Is a Song, Now Sing"

In her sixth collection, The Bride of E, Mary Jo Bang uses a distinctive mix of humor and directness to sound the deepest sort of anguish: the existential condition. Timeless yet tirelessly inventive, Bang fashions her examination of the lived life into an abecedarius that is as rapturous in its language and music as it is affecting in its awareness of--and yearning for--what isn't there. The title of the first poem, "ABC Plus E: Cosmic Aloneness Is the Bride of Existence," posits the collection's central problem, and a symposium of figures from every register of our culture (from Plato to Pee-wee Herman, Mickey Mouse to Sartre) is assembled to help confront it. Riddled with insight, pathos, and wit,The Bride of E is a brilliant new work by one the most compelling poets of our time.

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Publisher Graywolf Pr
Mfg Part# 9781555975395
SKU 211304744
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1555975399
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0090
Publisher Graywolf Press
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