Human Dark with Sugar

Human Dark with Sugar

Brenda Shaughnessy


In her moment publication, winner of the distinguished James Laughlin Award, Brenda Shaughnessy faucets into topics that experience encouraged period after period of poets. Love. intercourse. soreness. The heavens. The lack of time. the unusual miracle of belief. half confessional, half long island institution, and half simply undeniable lover of the English language, Shaughnessy distills the large questions into sharp rhythms and welcoming lyrics. "You're a device, moon. / Now, midday. There's a hero." grasp of numerous dictions, she dwells the following on quirky phrases, mouthfuls of consonance and assonance—anodyne, astrolabe, alizarin—then catches her readers up brief with a string of strong monosyllables. "I'll take / a yr of that. simply provide it again to me." as well as its verbal play, Human darkish With Sugar demonstrates the poet's ease in various genres, from "Three Sorries" (in which the speaker concludes, "I'm no longer sorry. now not sorry at all"), to a chain of prose poems on a lover's physique, to the dialogue of a stressful dream. during this caffeine jolt of a publication, Shaughnessy confirms her prestige as a poet of intoxicating strains, pointed, poignant reviews on love, and compelling summary photographs —not the least of that's human darkish with sugar.

Awards-

nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award Finalist
The nationwide booklet Critics Circle

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