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Fall by Amy Newman

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This new book by award-winning author Amy Newman explores as its formal structure the 72 definitions for the word "fall." These lovely, accessible poems span a narrative drama-from the creation of the world and the subsequent exile of its first inhabitants, through the downward movement of the human body in its surrender to illness and the world's gravitational pull, to the beauty in the descent of spent foliage in autumn. Each definition of"fall" engenders its own poem, and the definitions serve as poem titles. Section one explores the theological sense of The Fall, and section two focuses on the present world, addressing how the blemish of that Fall-real or imagined, religious or cultural-exists in us as homesickness, physical illness, and domestic and spiritual dissolution. The third section attends to the very gesture of defining, of finding ways to name and live in a world where both the landscape and the language are vividly alive yet saturated with memory and loss.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780819567093
ISBN-10: 0819567094
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Pages: 84
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Amy Newman

Amy Newman is associate professor of English at Northern Illinois University and author of Order, or Disorder (1995), which received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, and Camera Lyrica (1999), which received the Beatrice Hawley Award.

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