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Dark Sky Question
As Brenda Hillman notes in her Introduction, Larissa Szporluk "creates an animate new universe out of cryptic original speech" in these poems. Exploring how the mind orders experience—and how disorder, or different orders, affect that experience—Szporluk has produced a poetry of alien beauty, limning worlds where the inability to exert control results in a disturbing, over ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 20th 1998 by Beacon Press
(first published January 28th 1998)
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There is a raw energy and wild, dangerous imagination inside this book. and while it is sometimes unclear what is going on - the reader sees that there is a logic that holds together where Larissa takes us. she challenges the reader to figure it out - it is far from simple poetry - and I can see that some may shy away from it.
I think it's brilliant, though.
These poems were like Emily Dickinson if she were a French surrealist. The poems are plain in language and deep in metaphor, and the themes present in the first section stay for the rest of the book, which made it flow nicely. Some of the poems seemed too close to other poems in the book, but if you can look past that, it's a fine read.