Curiosities, The


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Brittany Perham’s first collection, THE CURIOSITIES, fixes its sure and unsettling gaze on daughters and fathers, sisters and brothers, madness, sickness, longing and love. These poems make up a cabinet of curiosities because they hold what is fascinating or frightening, beautiful or awesome— a “stomach plumed by syringe,” a “zoo’s lost leopard,” a “forest of high-waisted trees”— up to the eye. In their image-making, the poems place language itself beneath the glass slide of a microscope in order to discern its component structures, its natural patterns. Curiosity here is a way of looking—unsatisfiable, looping back on itself, yielding only further questions. In these uncanny and passionate poems our own lives are made strange to us, and we are wonderstruck.



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Published 30 November 2011
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EAN13 9781602352407
Language English

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Brittany Perham
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