Mass for Shut-Ins: Volume 117

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
120
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.13 X 0.47 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300267990

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About the Author
Mary-Alice Daniel was born in northern Nigeria and raised in England and Tennessee. She holds a PhD from the University of Southern California. She is the author of A Coastline Is an Immeasurable Thing: A Memoir Across Three Continents. Rae Armantrout is the award-winning author of eighteen books of poetry, most recently Finalists, Conjure, and Wobble.
Reviews
"[A] striking debut collection."--Rebecca Morgan Frank, PoetryFoundation.org

"Against humans creating hell on earth, Daniel draws on animistic, Islamic, and syncretic Christian traditions from her native Nigeria to unleash potent incantations, rituals and spells, electric as St. Elmo's fire. Buckle up."--Rae Armantrout, judge

"Mass for Shut-Ins is a ground-breaking, earth-shaking collection by a poet possessed of uncanny powers. Every poem, every line, is wildly original yet loyal to the art form's mysterious, sacred origins. This is a book to which readers will return throughout their lives, and that will also, surely, awe readers yet to be born."--Laura Kasischke, author of Where Now

"Mass for Shut-Ins is a ground-breaking, earth-shaking collection by a poet possessed of uncanny powers. Every poem, every line, is wildly original yet loyal to the art form's mysterious, sacred origins. This is a book to which readers will return throughout their lives, and that will also, surely, awe readers yet to be born."--Laura Kasischke, author of Where Now

"Brilliant and astonishing, unfolding as a sequence of epistles from the checkpoints at various borders of hell. At times, these psalms of passage seem to have been sent from a soothsayer in some future world."--David St. John, author of The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems

"Brilliant and astonishing, unfolding as a sequence of epistles from the checkpoints at various borders of hell. At times, these psalms of passage seem to have been sent from a soothsayer in some future world."--David St. John, author of The Last Troubadour: New and Selected Poems