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Wound is the origin of wonder : poems

Popa, Maya C. 1989- (author.).

Summary: "A ravishing volume of poems that explore appetite, desire, and our gratitude for one another and the vanishing world. Award-winning poet Maya C. Popa suggests that our restless desires are inseparable from our mortality in this pressing and precise collection. In lucid, musically rich poems, she appeals to a dwindling natural world and summons moments from the lives of literary forbearers-Milton's visit to Galileo, a vase broken by Marcel Proust-unveiling fresh wonder in the unlikely meetings of the past. Popa's poems dramatize the difficulties of loving a world that is at once rich with beauty and full of opportunities for grief, and reveal that the natural arc of wonder, from astonishment to reflection, more deeply connects us with our humanity"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781324021360
  • ISBN: 1324021365
  • ISBN: 9781324021377
  • Physical Description: print
    95 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Dear Life -- I. The Bends -- Everyone Is Having an Island Vacation -- Longing Explained by William James -- Margravine -- Prayer -- Disquiet: A Taxonomy -- On the Subject of Butterflies -- In the Museum of Childhood -- Genii Loci -- After -- Wound Is the Origin of Wonder -- The Tears of Things -- II. Fife -- Year -- The Owl -- Letters in Winter -- Reading -- At Cutty Sark -- The Peacocks -- Dream Vision -- The Present Speaks of Past Pain -- The Scores -- After a Vase Broken by Marcel Proust -- M40 -- Wound Is the Origin of Wonder -- III. Letter to Noah's Wife -- Late Genesis -- Milton Visits Galileo in Florence -- Ghost Crabs -- A Humbling -- Reprise -- Duress -- Signal -- They Are Building a Hospital -- Pestilence -- All That Is Made -- In Eden -- Aquarium -- Evergreen -- Not the Wound, but What the Wound Implies -- All Inner Life Runs at Some Delay -- Les Neiges D'Antan -- Wound Is the Origin of Wonder -- There Must Be a Meaning -- Spring.
Subject: Poetry
Genre: Poetry.

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