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On Looking by Lia Purpura
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Mar 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read on March 18, 2011

Startling and gorgeous on so many levels. What's that word for already missing what you know will one day part? That's the way she looks at the body, her newborn child, the melting ice, the process of art-making--always seeing the past dissolving into the future and vice-versa. These lyric essays are like long prose poems, but the lyrical quality doesn't lull. To be enjoyed on a long, slow rainy day.

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