The Atheist Wore Goat Silk: Poems
The tropic foliage of Anna Journey's book is so lushly ashimmer with invitation andthreat that it's difficult to tell the two apart. Which is just what this poet intends: the world seduces us to enter, and to enter again, and to do so is both to find pleasure and to perish into a field of ghosts. Mark Doty, author of Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems"Anna Journey has talent to burn: gothic, elegiac, and celebratory by turns, her poems possess a giddy imaginative dexterity that is exceedingly rare in a debut collection. More important, there is a gravity and heft to her poems; they are willing to confront the Big Issues and militantly resist the easy tour de force. Jarrell says somewhere that a certain helplessness before her material is one of the poet's principal tools. I hear that haunted helplessness in lines such as these: 'I can t stop / the story // going like the tongue goes: // lit and loosed, moving, / like Lucifer, / down.' Anna Journey is on the threshold of a significant career." David Wojahn, author of Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004
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- Format: Paperback
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
- ISBN-13: 9780807165683
- ISBN: 0807165689
- Publication Year: 2017