Song & Error: Poems
- Author:Averill Curdy
- Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Publication Date:March 19, 2013
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A lush, lyrical debut from a vibrant new poetic voice
A sparrow like a “fumbled punch line” is lost in an airport; a man translating Ovid is transfigured by witnessing a massacre in Jamestown in 1621; a woman smiles seductively as the skin on her back is opened out like a wing; a lizard upon a laptop shimmers with the true life, primitive and binary, of our modern information age.
In the sonically rich, formally restless poems of this debut collection, Song & Error, the thread that unravels all we think we know of the world is plucked loose and drawn from a seal’s beached corpse. Uniting past and present, history and autobiography, Averill Curdy’s poems strive to endure within “the crease of transformation” and to speak—sing—of that terrible beauty.
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