Blessings and Inclemencies
By (author) Constance Merritt
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Blessings and Inclemencies by Constance Merritt
Book DescriptionWrested from the coppery, keen claws of existential extremity, Blessings and Inclemencies, Constance Merritt's second collection of poems, is conventional in its forms and radical in its reaching back to the ground of being and to the originality and immediacy of our first encounters with language. Forgoing the common hedge of irony, these poems, without apology, place their bets on elemental language, intentional grace, and tradition in all its fruitfulness and freight.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807132586
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 162mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Constance Merritt
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By way of the sacral, erotic, and creative imagination, the poems of Two Rooms use music and metaphor, syntax and diction to explore the conflicting claims of life and art, world and word, cultural heritage and cultural affinities.
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Author Biography - Constance Merritt
Constance Merritt 's poems have appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and the New Yorker, among other publications. A Protocol for Touch, her first poetry collection, was the 1999 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry selection and a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Book Award. Merritt lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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