The first all-new collection of poems since 2011's Snowflake/different streets--and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice--here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts--like nobody else--the way we speak (inside and out) today. Evolution, with its channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones, radiates vital insight, purpose, and risk, like in these opening lines of the title poem:Something unearthly about today so I buy a Diet Coke & a newspaper a version of "me" something about me on the earth & its sneakers & feeling like the earth's furniture but that can't be true or like the coke & the Times it's true for a little while....
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The experimental New York poet returns with her first new collection since her career-spanning I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems and she ruminates on many things - her parents, dogs, and of course the current political landscape. Her poems are challenging, frenziedly moving through a host of topics, the product of a sharp rapid-fire mind.
An intriguing collection of poems that will take more than one reading or a deal of pondering over each poem. The short lines do not complete a thought and the lack of punctuation leaves the reader to find structure in the lines and create meaning between the words. I am reminded of the first time I read Gertrude Stein's Tiny Buttons.
Available September 21, 2018
Five stars for the introduction, the acceptance speech, and “Sweet Heart” alone.
I feel sort of bad for giving this not any higher than one single star. However, I am a big poetry fan so I have read all sorts of poetry styles about different subjects. I have noticed throughout the years (this makes me sound like an old woman) that even though I may not always like the writing style at first, that I still find a way to connect with the author after reading a few poems. This was however not the case with this book. I did not like the style at all. This may come across as quite ...more