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Wild Brides

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Shhh Shhh the lights are out
and the little suspicion
sleeps and dreams
and whimpers in its crib
Its tongue is ugly and blue
She climbs She climbs
in silence and fury spinning groggy
in darkness and wind Look
her left hand bears for you sweetly
a gift of lightning
and lillies to please you Though
O Tonight
in her right hanf she
has invented gravity
- "from Woman Kills Sweetheart With B
Hardcover, 552 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by New York University Press (first published 1991)
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This one was really hard to rate. A lot of poems were just astounding, and true, and marvelous, and exciting. But others in the book really fell flat for me. Unhelpful review!
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I rarely read poetry but this was amazing! Incredible grip on our language.
Genevieve L.
Interesting intro to Laura Kasischke's poetry. I'll dig more of her.
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Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and American poet with poetry awards and multiple well reviewed works of fiction. Her work has received the Juniper Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Beatrice Hawley Award. She is the recipient of two fellowships from th ...more
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you sing a sad song loud enough, the boys
on those torpedo boats
can hear you under the sea.”
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