It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful

It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful

Book - 2015
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" Lia Purpura has won national acclaim as both a poet and an essayist. The exquisitely rendered poems in this, her fourth collection, reach back to an early affinity for proverbs and riddles and the proto-poetry found in those forms. Taking on epic subjects--time and memory, metamorphosis and indeterminacy, the complicated nature of beauty, wordless states of being--each poem explores a bright, crisp, singular moment of awareness or shock or revelation. Purpura reminds us that short poems, never merely brief nor fragmentary, can transcend their size, like small dogs, espresso, a drop of mercury"--
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9780143126904
0143126903
Branch Call Number: 811 PURPURA
Characteristics: 86 pages ; 22 cm.

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