Skeletons

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Publisher
Copper Canyon Press
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Pages
80
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781556596650

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About the Author

Deborah Landau is the author of four poetry collections: Soft Targets--winner of The Believer Book Award, The Uses of the Body, The Last Usable Hour, and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. In 2016, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Uses of the Body was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and a Spanish edition of the collection, Los Usos Del Cuerpo, was published by Valparaiso Ediciones in 2017. Landau's work appears in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The New York Times, and has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry. She is a professor at New York University, where she directs the Creative Writing Program.
Reviews
"Landau captures the ways humans persist, despite our collective anxiety, in our longing for 'something tender, something that might bloom.'" --Publishers Weekly, starred review"Deborah Landau has developed a style of writing poetry that reminds me of Maggie Nelson and Anne Carson, these long poems that feel dreamy because they are so lyrical." --Boston Globe"These tightly constructed poems read like euphonic pleasure amidst global destruction." --New York Public Library"Landau's killer wit evokes Dorothy Parker crossed with Sylvia Plath--leaping spark after spark, growing to deadly dark fire." --Los Angeles Times"In this heartbroken yet rough-as-a-just-cut-gem sequence, which takes despair and twirls it in all senses to try and make it spill its cheap undying trick, pain flirts, hysteria is an eros, taffeta begs to be worn as if an outer lining of the soul." --Jorie Graham"Landau reminds us of the nuanced beauty of language as, through their directness, her tight, graceful poems make readers feel as if they spoke only to them." --Booklist"Hooray for a writer who can weave presence and absence, longing and loss of longing, into a tapestry of language as rich, honest, and compelling as this." --Naomi Shihab Nye, 2003 Anhinga Prize Judge