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A remarkable collection, astonishing in its brave intelligence, its deadpan humor, its highly charged, vital music. Through her investigations of a remembered Catholic childhood, of the delights and challenges of domestic life, of the varieties of midwestern landscape, Marianne Boruch weaves a brilliant meditation on the intersections of the visible and the invisible world ...more
Hardcover, 87 pages
Published December 3rd 1993 by Oberlin (first published January 1st 1993)
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Patricia Murphy
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Careful work with domestic and rural spaces here.

Easier to imagine old men as infants, sand back into stone.

Cars do their deliberate absolutions privately, in the street, grinding gears, engine whine and chant. Snow is prayer rug, nothing more.

Regret has its own insect life, that tedious hum trapped in the head.

In your deliberate dark despondence, thick as syrup and as rich, spring descends like an afterthought, dizzy rapture, trick.

Roofers are crazy, a carpenter told me.

The air like something
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Marianne Boruch is an American poet. She graduated from the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1979, and after teaching at Tunghai University in Taiwan, and at the University of Maine at Farmington, went on to develop the MFA program in creative writing at Purdue University and was its director until 2005. She has taught there since 1987 as well as at th ...more
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