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Metaphysical in scope, transcendent in language, This, Sisyphus makes malleable received forms and rhyme to articulate what it means to face incalculable loss. Centered on the death and subsequent repatriation of a sailor who was the author’s lover and closest friend, this collection moves beyond elegiac gestalt, questioning instead a God who created an imperfect world in ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by YesYes Books
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By turns gorgeous and haunting, Brandon Courtney's This Sisyphus is a sprawling and yet intimate elegy, moving deftly through violence, loss, and love during wartime. His technical skill with form is matched only by the searing lyricism that moves through each poem. This is a beautiful and important book.