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Furious Lullaby is both a celebration of and a eulogy to the body in the twenty-first century. The collection, which examines the larger concepts of salvation and temptation in a world of blossoming strife, includes a series of aubades – dramatic poems culminating with the separation of lovers at dawn. The lovers suffer a metaphysical crisis, seeking to know what is good,...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Southern Illinois University Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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When it rains, we are rained upon.
-Flutter

. . . Don't ask for a name
you can surrender, for there are more ghosts to placate.
Don't hurt for the sparrows, for they love you like a road."
-Aubade with Bread for the Sparrows

I know of two entry points to heaven.
One begins with a phrase I repeat.
The other begins with your shoulders in repose.
-Aporia, 6

I watch the scene on television for hours.
The devil tells me to write what I know. So child death
is a cousin's death. The house is mine. The lie,

a deal...more
Molly
[the birds] want / to eat the air and the stars they've hungered for, little razors (21)

Don't hurt for the sparrows, for they love you like a road. (21)

From the throat, a thistled song grew. (23)

To hear a pair of blue insects with diaphanous wings // emerge from the velour, rubbing their glass rattles, / against each other (33)
Gerry LaFemina
It's always gratifying to have one of my peers write a book of poems that moves me--and this one does: Oliver de la Paz has written a phenomenal book of lyric poems that are musically alive, imagistically compelling, and emotionally resonant.
Sara Kearns
May 07, 2008 Sara Kearns rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who loves poetry, and anyone who doesn't to show why they should
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quiet heartbreak, quirky and resonant reflections on religion, these poems are beautiful. i recognized the catholicism depicted and pondered here.
O.
all the "like" transitions bothered me a bit, but lovely, lovely.
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Oliver de la Paz was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in Ontario, Oregon. He received his MFA from Arizona State University and has taught creative writing at Arizona State University, Gettysburg College, Utica College, and Western Washington University where he is an Associate Professor. His work has appeared in journals such as Quarterly West, North American Review, Third Coast, Asian Pac...more
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