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Sarah: Of Fragments and Lines

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  62 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews

A National Poetry Series winner, chosen by Eileen Myles.

Set to the music of rain, these shattered elegies seek communion in the ethereal place between birth and death.

As a reader I feel included a lot in Julie Carr’s hard and beautiful book. I can pretty much hear its author speaka whispering that enables us into its world . . . a masterfully sutured journey, painfu

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Paperback, 76 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Coffee House Press
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Stephen M
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, to-re-read
Okay, so I always give poetry 4-5 stars. But seriously this one is great. I was fortunate enough to see her at a reading. She read a few selections from this book and it is definitely worth the read. I feel as though I could give this to anyone (familiar with poetry or not) and he/she would really enjoy it.

It also helps that she's my english teacher too.
Not that I'm biased or anything!
Andy Stallings
Aug 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm still working my way through reading this one again, but I was really blown away the first time through. Hadn't read any of her work previously, though I'd looked through her first two books at various times (not feeling compelled) and have her Ahsahta one on the shelf to read. I'll definitely get to those other ones, now. Once I finish reading this one again, that is.
Melissa
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Melissa by: Andy
Shelves: poetry
Reading this right on the heels of 100 Notes, I enjoyed it less. But this is such a more subtle book, that reaction seems unfair. In both of the books' weaker moments, I felt like I could see the poet behind the poems, putting them together, collecting lines, and I'd rather not see that, I'd rather the poems seem inevitable. The best do.
Kristin
Jun 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
LOVE. My favorite of her books--and all are amazing.
Eric Hinkle
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good example of contemporary poetry. I like her 100 Notes on Violence a bit better, but why choose?
Vincent Scarpa
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional.

“I am sorry, which is to say sore,
or full of sorrow. To rely is to rally or to re-tie, to
gather. This ligamental terrain we lie on. In.
The torn bit of skin is expectant: waits to be replaced.
I’m placed as kin toward word. Guarding and regarding
that which will round or will rend me.”—("Inward Abstracts")

“Learn as you are dying how to
behave like one near dead. As magpie, you are eave-bound,
acquisitive, indiscriminate. Beak clipping the scraps of your old
existence, the strings
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M
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
A pen becomes / slush or lash of sea
Amber
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
The fragmentation was interesting, and I was compelled by the subject. However, this entire collection feels like a conversation going on inside the head of someone else, with little to no attempts to make such thoughts legible or relate-able to the outside world. I understand that this is a trend in poetic writing, but it is something that has never appealed to me personally.
Maria Sanchez
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beautiful poetry. Loved it.
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