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Sweet Machine: Poems

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  • Seller:PurpleTurtleProducts
  • Sales Rank:734,831
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1
  • Pages:132
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):9.2 x 6 x 0.4
  • Publication Date:March 4, 1998
  • ISBN:0060952563
  • EAN:9780060952563
  • ASIN:0060952563
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Synopsis

Mark Doty's last two award-winning collections of poetry, as well as his acclaimed memoir Heaven's Coast, used the devastation of AIDS as a lens through which to consider questions of loss, love and identity. The poems in his new collection, Sweet Machine, see the world from a new, hard-won perspective: A coming back to life, after so much death, a way of seeing the body's "sweet machine" not simply as a time bomb, but also as a vibrant, sensual, living thing. These poems are themselves "sweet machines"--lyrical, exuberant and joyous--and they mark yet another milestone in the extraordinary career of one of our most distinguished and accomplished poets.


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