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Divine fire : poems

Author: David Woo
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, [2021] ©2021
Series: Georgia review books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How to find wisdom and spiritual sustenance in a time of crisis and uncertainty? In Divine Fire, David Woo answers with poems that move from private life into a wider world of catastrophe and renewal. The collection opens in the most personal space, a bedroom, where the chaotic intrusions of adulthood revive the bafflements of childhood. The perspective soon widens from the intimacies of love to issues of national  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Woo
ISBN: 9780820358840 0820358843
OCLC Number: 1197843536
Description: 85 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ambient Life --
On Being Asked What's New --
On Trying To Forget Someone --
On Refusing To Be On The Make --
Sequel --
For Love --
The Empath --
On The Skin Of The Cuttlefish --
Darker --
On Refusing To Click On Images Of Natural Disasters --
The Leaf Blower Among The Swimming Pool Lights --
The Leaf Blower In The Dust Storm --
On Failing To Write A Poem Against War --
After Reading The Zibaldone --
The Words --
The Death Of The Family Poem --
Tamora --
On The Body's Imagination --
Afterimage --
To A Future Reader --
Queue --
Revelation: The Light --
Double Soul --
The Changes --
The Visitation Of God --
Divine Fire ["Open The Doors"] --
On The Desire To Be Free Of A Persona --
The Aroma From An Unseen Bakery --
On Viewing My Functional Mri --
Windlestrae --
Pessoa --
In Praise Of Disquiet --
Egg --
The Death Of The Telegram --
Generations ["Someday, When You Have Grown Tall"] --
Generations ["The It-Factor Swagger"] --
Despond: A Slough --
Autobiography Of My Seriousness --
The Decline And Fall Of My Self-Consciousness --
Fragments From My Lost Years --
On The Superior Intelligence Of Others --
My Future, With A Faded Vermeer --
The Death Of The Man Who Was A God --
Divine Fire ["`No More Apocalypses!'"].
Series Title: Georgia review books.
Responsibility: David Woo.

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How to find wisdom and spiritual sustenance in a time of crisis and uncertainty? In Divine Fire, David Woo answers with poems that move from private life into a wider world of catastrophe and renewal.

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I expect David Woo to be one of the two or three poets of his generation. Divine Fire is even more wise, eloquent, and light-bringing than was The Eclipses. David Woo now writes the poems of our Read more...

 
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