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Wedding Day

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From Ars Poetica Six monarch butterfly cocoons clinging to the back of your throat— you could feel their gold wings trembling. . . Dana Levin’s singular voice and talent are unmistakable. Wedding Day is Levin’s quest to synthesize the public and private, to find pattern and connection amid the disparate elements of modern life. Relentless in her examinations, she ultimatel ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Copper Canyon Press
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Nov 10, 2015 Christin rated it liked it
Like Jorie Graham, Dana Levin situates herself self-consciously at the center of her poems. She grapples with her own pain, suffering,and worry revolving around aesthetics--poetic form, teaching poetry, and words as revealers of meaning--and tries to reconcile it with that of the larger world. She casts her eye on the amputated, the drowned, men emerging from bushes with knives, wasted landscapes in which shopping carts are dragged swiftly downriver, a man and woman "finished off" by a shot to t ...more
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Shelves: for-class
Read this for class; found it much more interesting than the others. Use of anatomical and "gross" imagery caught me and appealed to my medical side.
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Shelves: poetry, 2014
a bit self-conscious for my personal taste.
Apr 28, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
As much as I'd like to reproduce here a poem from this collection, Levin's use of white space—and the limitations of Goodreads' formatting options—makes this impossible...
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<3 : glass heart, ars poetica (pollen), ambivalent light, desire (golden mean), painting vacation, sumer is icumen in
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Dana Levin is the author of "Sky Burial," "Wedding Day" and "In the Surgical Theatre," which received nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. The Los Angeles Times says of her work, "Dana Levin's poems are extravagant...her mind keeps making unexpected connections and the poems push beyond convention...they surprise us." About Sky Burial The New Yorker writes: "Sky Burial b ...more
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