Now It's Dark

Now It's Dark

by Peter Gizzi

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Overview

<P>The poems in this brilliant follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Archeophonics, are concerned with grieving, with poetry and death, with beauty and sadness, with light. As Ben Lerner has written, "Gizzi's poetry is an example of how a poet's total tonal attention can disclose new orders of sensation and meaning. His beautiful lines are full of deft archival allusion." With litany, elegy, and prose, Gizzi continues his pursuit toward a lyric of reality. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess, even in their sorrowing moments, a dizzying freedom.</P>

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819579881
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 12/04/2020
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

<P>PETER GIZZI is the author of eight collections of poetry including Archeophonics, Threshold Songs, and In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011. He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. He lives in Holyoke, MA.</P>

Table of Contents

<P>LYRIC • SPEECH ACTS FOR A DYING WORLD • THAT I SAW THE LIGHT ON NONOTUCK AVENUE • EVERY DAY I WANT TO FLY MY KITE•THE PRESENT IS CONSTANT ELEGY • SOME JOY FOR MORNING • SKY BURIAL NOW • IT'S DARK • THE AFTERLIFE OF PAPER • A LONELY PLANET GUIDE TO MY LIFE LAST POEM • LETTER TO THE GHOST WORLD INSIDE OUT • LOUD • THE INGENUITY OF ANIMAL SURVIVAL • OF THE AIR • ROXY MUSIC ARCHIVAL LIGHT • SUNDAY'S EMPIRE • A ROUND FOR W.S. GRAHAM • NOW IT'S DARK • SUNSHINE • GARLAND • MARIGOLD & CABLE • NOCTURNE • SHIP OF STATE • CODA • FROM THIS END OF SADNESS • Acknowledgments</P>

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"This new poetry, taking such care of tem-perature—the time & details of the world—meaning the space(s) in which we live—defining love in this way. Writing along the edge. What I call MR/everydayMagicalRealism. A way of writing about hope."—Kamau Brathwaite, author of The Lazarus Poems

"Gizzi is not a sentimental poet—not even close. His best poems exist on a different plane, as if he has achieved and is writing from a transcendent vantage most of us only strive forHe identifies the thing we're all searching for in voices, in poems, in language, in songs; why we read and why we listen."—Amanda Petrsich, The New Yorker

"There's no ego in this writer's work. It's one of the purest examples of truth told from an inside source, beautifully patterned on the page. There's no training ground for such writing. Every page, every poem, is challenged with unpredictability and intensity."—Grace Cavalieri, Washington Independent

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