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Author Pippin, Stephanie

Title The messenger / by Stephanie Pippin
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2013]
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Contents Afterimage; The Messenger; King Vulture; January; Meteor Shower Peaks; Dwelling; The Dove; Morning; Tether; The Kill; Stork; Hatch; Open Season; Lake; Lone Elk; Red Pines; Brazil, 1832; The Peregrine; A Nest; Diving Horse; Homecoming; Shiloh; Iron Bridge; Raven; Phaedra; Gone; Riverlands; What I Wanted; Hero; And he sang he would tear her to pieces; Florida; Pinion; Summer; Eyas; Propagation; Flown; Elegy; Iris; Candling Eggs; Notes
Summary In thrilling poems of metamorphosis and birth, death and dissolution, Stephanie Pippin's debut collection returns us to a world unshorn of wildness. Delivering accident and hunger, love and grief, nature in these poems is beautiful and brutal, "a hellish magnificence" that both invites and denies the meanings we project onto it. Refusing the domesticated comfort of our usual myths, Pippin reminds us of our place as creatures among others in a world where "what isn't dead / is dying," and where the thrill of predatory flight commingles with the desperation of the prey. Th
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed Apr. 3, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 53)
Subject American poetry -- 21st century.
Genre/Form American poetry
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1609381653 (electronic bk.)
9781609381653 (electronic bk.)