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Your Hand Has Fixed the Firmament

4.87  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
From Grey Book Press:
The second chapbook of our 2016/2017 season is Your Hand Has Fixed the Firmament by Kolleen Carney. We were attracted to this collection because it’s personal and accessible, but it’s not overly earnest or “heartfelt.” It has weight. Kolleen’s verse—full of Southern California touchstones—plays on the oft-explored tropes of “relationship” poetry and t
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Published June 2017 by Grey Book Press

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Andrea Blythe
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Kolleen Carney's collection of poetry explores love, sex, and intimacy as the expansive and terrifying thing it is. There are pleasures of two people sharing time and space ("when I’d wake in the morning I would pour tea / and you would add two teaspoons of honey / and in the slant of the morning light we would hear / a very distant rooster") that carry a sweetness, but mixed in is a periphery of destruction ("Once you tucked a blanket under my body / and I thought, drunk and almost asleep / bre ...more
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Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book by a beautiful writer. I actually ordered two so I could lend one copy without worrying about it not coming back to me.
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These are lovely, especially 'Cayucas.' The collection builds and grows in love and heat and description. It's vivid, and very enjoyable. I wanted more.
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