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Black series : poems

Author: Laurie Sheck
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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.".. It was like something I dreamt, a whispering I might have heard/ in the long-ago of light and mist and rain/ imprinting unreadable coins on the rooftops ..." These words, spoken by the narrator of the dense, gorgeous, and unsettling book entitled "Black Series" could serve to describe Sheck's poetry itself. In long, undulating lines, she lays forth her vision of a fitful world that exists in parallel to our
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sheck, Laurie.
Black series.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001
(OCoLC)606597624
Online version:
Sheck, Laurie.
Black series.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001
(OCoLC)607729919
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Sheck
ISBN: 0375412794 9780375412790 0375709657 9780375709654
OCLC Number: 46991276
Description: 100 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Store Windows Glitter --
Then a Dusk Like This --
Meanwhile the Lilies Start to Close --
So Fast Away --
Driving Home --
The Mannequins --
In Curious May --
Bridal Veil --
Medusa --
Instructions for a Black and White Photograph --
Circuits --
The Flowers --
The Cave --
Foal --
The Horses --
Memory Palaces --
Pompeii --
The Burned Tree --
No Printout --
Sun --
Wall-Writing --
Broken Window --
Traces --
The Carpenter Bees --
Waking --
Seaweeds --
Escape Velocity --
Dark Lullaby --
The Crossing --
Tracks --
Walls --
Summer Storm --
Inside the Screen --
No Threshold --
Heath --
In the South Bronx --
At Niaux --
"To Telle Him Tydings How the Wind Was Went" --
The Subway Platform.
Responsibility: by Laurie Sheck.
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.".. It was like something I dreamt, a whispering I might have heard/ in the long-ago of light and mist and rain/ imprinting unreadable coins on the rooftops ..." These words, spoken by the narrator of the dense, gorgeous, and unsettling book entitled "Black Series" could serve to describe Sheck's poetry itself. In long, undulating lines, she lays forth her vision of a fitful world that exists in parallel to our own, building a commentary on the broken but often beautiful circuitry of our mental and physical lives.

Reading this book is a near psychedelic experience. But Sheck's universe is not just a virtual one; throughout these poems, the ordinary is the jumping off point as well as the final destination of her eye and ear. "What does the orange hawkweed do inside this dark -- its radiance/ secretive but not extinguished?" she asks, suggesting that what exists in darkness can be lit from within, as her verse is.

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