Item description for Something Bright, Then Holes by Maggie Nelson...
Maggie Nelson's fourth collection of poems combines a wanderer's attention to landscape with a deeply personal exploration of desire, heartbreak, resilience, accident, and flux. Something Bright, Then Holes explores the problem of losing then recovering sight and insight — of feeling lost, then found, then lost again. The book's three sections range widely, and include a long sequence of Niedecker-esque meditations written at the shore of a polluted urban canal, a harrowing long poem written at a friend's hospital bedside, and a series of unsparing, crystalline lyrics honoring the conjoined forces of love and sorrow. Whatever the style, the poems are linked by Nelson's singular poetic voice, as sly and exacting as it is raw. The collection is a testament to Nelson's steadfast commitment to chart the facts of feeling, whatever they are, and at whatever the cost.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2007
Publisher Soft Skull Press
ISBN 1933368802 ISBN13 9781933368801
Availability 0 units.
More About Maggie Nelson
Maggie Nelson is a poet, critic, and nonfiction author of books such as The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, and Jane: A Murder. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Maggie Nelson was born in 1973 and has an academic affiliation as follows - CalArts.