Stay, Illusion: Poems ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lucie Brock-Broido

Stay, Illusion: Poems

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Publication date: October 2013
ISBN: 9780307962041
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
Our price:

You save: $1.00 (7%)
National Book Award Finalist

Stay, Illusion, the much-anticipated volume of poems by Lucie Brock-Broido, illuminates the broken but beautiful world she inhabits. Her poems are lit with magic and stark with truth: whether they speak from the imagined dwelling of her “Abandonarium,” or from habitats where animals are farmed and harmed “humanely,” or even from the surreal confines of death row, they find a voice like no other—dazzling, intimate, startling, heartbreaking.

Eddying between the theater of the lavish and the enigmatic, between the gaudy and the unadorned, Brock-Broido’s verse scours America for material to render unflinchingly the here and now. Grandeur devolves into a comic irony: “We have come to terms with our Self / Like a marmoset getting out of her Great Ape suit.” She dares the unexplained: “The wings were left ajar / At the altar where I’ve knelt all night, trembling, leaning, rough / As sugar raw, and sweet.” Each poem is a rebellious chain of words: “Be good, they said, and so too I was / Good until I was not.” Strange narratives, interior and exterior, make a world that is foreign and yet our own; like Dickinson, Brock-Broido constructs a spider-sibling, commanding the “silk spool of the recluse as she confects her eventual mythomania.” And why create the web? Because: “If it is written down, you can’t rescind it.”

From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Stay, Illusion: Poems ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
2272 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Lucie Brock-Broido
A Hunger: Poems ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lucie Brock-Broido
A Hunger
Lucie Brock-Broido
Knopf, August 2013
ISBN: 9780394758527
Format: ePub
List Price: $5.99 Our price: $4.99
The Master Letters: Poems ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Lucie Brock-Broido
The Master Letters
Lucie Brock-Broido
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, February 2010
ISBN: 9780679765998
Format: ePub
Our price: $13.99
Recently Viewed Products