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Radius of Light (New Writers) (New Writers)

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The compacted lyrics of Radius of Light use the tension between uneasy City and restorative Nature to spark your deeper imagination. Joshua Auerbach's first full length collection leaves you wide-eyed, even dazzled, enjoying poems whose subjects range from odd tattoos, pacing panthers, and oceanic whirlpools, to muted but probing reflections on (often sinister) foreign sce ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by DC Books (first published December 1st 2007)
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Shelves: poetry
Living in a calm town
Where the road turns long and hard
For a place of blood and tears.
We are pure.

The nights are hot and tranquil
And we guard for lovers
This precious heart
Between all: life-spirit.
- Fidelity, translation of Paul Éluard's Fidèle, pg. 20

* * *

(D) sign
(g) one
(d) na
- Skill, pg. 21

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Through dawn my eyes circle
to a cage by the river.
Still, the night pierces the living,
the wound left open, as the raven
races across the isthmus.

To locate a centre, walk in circles.
The light of m
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