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Ordinary beast : poems

Author: Nicole Sealey
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First Ecco hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"The existential magnitude, deep intellect, and playful subversion of St. Thomas-born, Florida-raised poet Nicole Sealey's work is restless in its empathic, succinct examination and lucid awareness of what it means to be human.The ranging scope of inquiry undertaken inOrdinary Beast--at times philosophical, emotional, and experiential--is evident in each thrilling twist of image by the poet. In brilliant, often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Sealey
ISBN: 9780062688804 0062688804
OCLC Number: 967028422
Notes: Poems.
Description: x, 64 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Medical history --
A violence --
Candelabra with heads --
Hysterical strength --
Legendary --
It's not fitness, it's a lifestyle --
Happy birthday to me --
The first person who will live to be one hundred and fifty years old has already been born --
In Igboland --
Legendary --
Heretofore unuttered --
And --
Cento for the night I said, "I love you" --
Virginia is for lovers --
Clue --
Cue --
Unfurnished --
Imagine Sisyphus happy --
Underperforming sonnet overperforming --
Legendary --
An apology for trashing magazines in which you appear --
Even the gods --
In defense of "Candelabra with heads" --
Instead of executions, think death erections --
Unframed --
Object permanence.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Nicole Sealey.

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"The existential magnitude, deep intellect, and playful subversion of St. Thomas-born, Florida-raised poet Nicole Sealey's work is restless in its empathic, succinct examination and lucid awareness of what it means to be human.The ranging scope of inquiry undertaken inOrdinary Beast--at times philosophical, emotional, and experiential--is evident in each thrilling twist of image by the poet. In brilliant, often ironic lines that move from meditation to matter of fact in a single beat, Sealey's voice is always awake to the natural world, to the pain and punishment of existence, to the origins and demises of humanity. Exploring notions of race, sexuality, gender, myth, history, and embodiment with profound understanding, Sealey's is a poetry that refuses to turn a blind eye or deny. It is a poetry of daunting knowledge"--

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"In this brilliant debut, clarity is ushered through form, strutting its way into life, into our lives."--Claudia Rankine "The sorceress Sealey...serves up an impossible cento that punches the Read more...

 
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