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Stone Sky Lifting

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Stone Sky Lifting is a study in states of extremity, portraying violence at one end of the spectrum and unbidden solace at the other. Focusing on transforming events, Purpura depicts the spiritual dislocation that can result from abiding scrutiny.

With a metaphysical sensibility, Purpura moves between our world's abundance and its mysterious stillness in her subject matter

Paperback, 85 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Ohio State University Press
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The first poem in here is pretty stunning, and so are the last several. I really enjoyed the quiet, detached-yet-personal voice that moved through the book. I have a feeling I'll be reading this one a few times more, and that it will hold up under those readings.
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Lia Purpura (born February 22, 1964, Mineola, New York) is an American poet, writer and educator.

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