Flight: New and Selected Poems

Flight: New and Selected Poems

Linda Bierds


From this seriously acclaimed and award-winning poet, a gorgeous quantity of latest and chosen works that exhibit her signature intelligence, intensity, and lively originality.

Hailed as a 'visionary' via The New Yorker and 'radiant' via The long island instances ebook Review, Linda Bierds returns with a set that offers us the simplest of her remarkable paintings, after which supplies us extra: the reward of fifteen new poems. As a poet, she has continuously shied clear of the straightforward indulgences of confessional poetry, turning her recognition as a substitute to the issues that unite us in our universal humanity: artwork, technological know-how, song, historical past and bringing alive humans (some recognized, a few little-known) who've made contributions to those spheres. the hot poems aren't any much less important, transporting the reader from medieval to modern day Venice to the moon; from anatomical sketches to primitive mapping and early naturalism, returning constantly to the empathy that courses her work.

those tightly woven poems are associated organically via repeating imagery, mirrored and refracted throughout the prism of Bierds's singularly wealthy mind's eye. Her language itself communicates simply up to this visuality; as Stanley Plumly has stated, "The autobiography of her mind's eye might purely be part as excessive have been the writing itself much less attractive and transparent, much less ideal to pitch."

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