Our Andromeda

Our Andromeda

Brenda Shaughnessy


Honored as a New York instances ebook Review "100 outstanding Books of 2013"

Honored through Cosmopolitan because the one poetry identify on their checklist of “Best Books of the 12 months for ladies, by means of Women”

"A heady, infectious celebration."—The New Yorker

"Shaughnessy's voice makes sense, horny, self-aware, hip . . . continually wry, and ever savvy."—Harvard Review

Brenda Shaughnessy's heartrending 3rd assortment explores darkish subjects—trauma, childbirth, lack of faith—and stark questions: what's the use of ache and grief? Is there one other size within which our pain may be reworked? do we switch ourselves? craving for new gods, new worlds, and new principles, she imagines a parallel lifestyles within the galaxy of Andromeda.

Rave studies for Our Andromeda

“Love is the fierce engine of this pretty and invaluable ebook of poems. Love is the excessive stakes, the whip of its strength and grief and danger for fix. Brenda Shaughnessy has introduced her complete self to endure in Our Andromeda, and the result's a booklet that are meant to be learn now since it is a set whose tune will endure.” —The big apple occasions e-book Review

"It is a huge paintings, and makes a hash of these drained superlatives that might doubtless crop up in next reports. however the fact is that i've got no unmarried opinion approximately this collection—how may perhaps I? The publication is a chain of narratives that withstand interpretation yet no longer feeling—except that i'm definite it extra establishes Shaughnessy’s specific genius, that's totally poetic, yet essayistic in scope, encompassing principles approximately astronomy, ailment, our bodies, the family members, 'normalcy,' home." —The New Yorker

"Another Brooklyn poet, Marianne Moore, outlined poetry as 'imaginary gardens, with actual toads in them.' In Our Andromeda, Shaughnessy has imagined a universe, and in it, true love strikes, fast with life." —Publishers Weekly,starred review

“Brenda Shaughnessy…laments and infrequently makes narratives concerning the fight to maintain her small relatives jointly within the aftermath of a tough beginning. within the name poem, she posits a galaxy some distance, far-off the place familial love could overtake all woe and turmoil of the center and physique and brain. as soon as there, she says to her son, ‘you'll have the babyhood you deserved.’ She additionally grants a few attractive lyrics in a supple, it appears that evidently acknowledged line; a few in basic terms expressive, a few with a philosophically wondering air; on destiny, goals, the current time’s lengthy gaze again on the prior — you recognize, all of the great things poets write about.”— Alan Cheuse, on NPR’s record “5 Books of Poems to Get you thru the Summer”

“This e-book explores love and motherhood and the turbulent terrain of grief.”—Cosmopolitan

"Shaughnessy articulates, with strength and readability, the transformation that motherhood has required of her. Her poems are choked with remorse and ferocity."—Boston Review

"Brenda Shaughnessy explores the probabilities of a moment probability in lifestyles and what may possibly come of it. engaging and considerate, Our Andromeda is a great addition to modern poetry shelves." —The Midwest e-book Review

Brenda Shaughnessy was once born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She is the writer of Human darkish with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award and finalist for the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award, and Interior with surprising Joy (FSG, 1999). Shaughnessy’s poems have seemed in Best American Poetry, Harper's, The country, The Rumpus, the recent Yorker, and The Paris Review. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers college, Newark, and lives in Brooklyn together with her husband, son and daughter.

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