by Dana Levin (Goodreads Author)
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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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 siftly downriver, a man and woman "finished off" by a shot to th...more
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...moreMore about Dana Levin...