This Connection of Everyone With Lungs

This Connection of Everyone With Lungs Part Planetary Love Poem, Part 24 7 News Flash, The Hypnotic Poems Of This Connection Of Everyone With Lungs Wrap With Equal, Angular Grace Around Lovers And Battleships These Poems Hear The Tracer Fire In A Bird S Song And Capture Cell Division And Troop Deployments In The Same Expansive Thought They Move Through Concentric Levels Of Association And Embrace From The Space Between The Hands To The Mesosphere And Back Again Touching Everything In Between The Book S Focus Shifts Between Local And Global, Public And Private, Individual And Social Everything Gets In Through All Five Senses, Through Windows, Between Your Sheets, Under Your Skin. Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs University of California Press, 2005 There are a handful of books I defenestrate each year Since June of 2007, thirty six books have been forcefully ejected from the window in total Usually they re either awfully written fiction or dry, ponderous, textbook like nonfiction It is very, very rare that I do it with poetry The exception are those hideous verse novel s that are taking hold of kidlit these days, not a single one of which I Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs University of California Press, 2005 There are a handful of books I defenestrate each year Since June of 2007, thirty six books have been forcefully ejected from the window in total Usually they re either awfully written fiction or dry, ponderous, textbook like nonfiction It is very, very rare that I do it with poetry The exception are those hideous verse novel s that are taking hold of kidlit these days, not a single one of which I ve tried to read has even a passing knowledge of poetry But every once in a while I come across a book of poetry so outright horrendous that I simply can t bring myself to read oneword of it, no matter how little I have left And to narro
When I read this book I thought, poetry matters It is a long poem written just after 9 11, which takes on the tragedy and politics surrounding that event with a lyrical elegance and an experimental sense of language that work simultaneously to capture our closeness our collective consciousness and the sense of distance we feel from media and overwhelming world events I am looking forward to readingof Spahr who seems to know just how to blend the accessible with the edgy to achieve a po When I read this book I thought, poetry matters It is a long poem written just after 9 11, which takes on the tragedy and politics surrounding that event with a lyrical elegance and an experimental sense of language that work simultaneously to capture our closeness our collective consciousness and the sense of distance we feel from media and overwhelming world even
I was a bit dubious about this book when I started out Partly because of some of the bad reviews here, partly because, flipping through the pages, I kept stumbling on lines that didn t seem very good on their own But the book as a whole blew me away It s incredibly brave in the way it takes up enormous, very contemporary but also very ancient, issues, and tries to deal with them immediately and directly So the five star rating is due a little bit to what the book is trying to do, its aspirat I was a bit dubious about this book when I started out Partly because of some of the bad reviews here, partly because, flippi
I love the first poem, which is a conceptual piece on breath The repetition and slow building are effective and hypnotic I found the remaining pieces, mainly collections of snippets from the news, tiresome, heavy handed, and preachy. only three because i can t figure out how i really feel about this work i love the ideas, feelings of separateness yet irrevocable connectivity but the delivery, the idea behind the language poets, i can t help but despise. A great collection of inspiring poetry from an astute poet, and I didn t like it simply because I m a respiratory therapist and the title mentions lungs. Poetics of weak liberalism Wide eyed, harmed by the news Silly. dug this immenselywish it was widely availablepolitical, emotionalthe fact and sentimentalism of lungs and the impact of war for those not fighting it directlycould not dismiss it The news refreshes every few minutes on the computer screen and on the television screen The stories move from front to back and then off the page and then perhaps forward again in a motion that I can t predict but I suspect is not telling the necessary truths.I can t predict our time together either Or why we like each other like we do.I have no idea when our bodies will feel very good to one of us or to all of us together or to none of us.The drive to press against one another that is there The news refreshes every few minutes on the computer screen and on the television screen The stories move from front to back and then off the page and then perhaps forward again in a motion that I can t predict but I suspect is not telling the necessary truths.I can t predict our time together either Or why we like each other like we do.I have no idea when our bodies will feel very good to one of us or to all of us together or to none of us.The drive to press aga
The first title poem in this is decent I really enjoyed the hypnotic rhythm and repetition she uses throughout that one However, the rest of the book is a really plodding, melodramatic example of pseudopolitical liberal hand wringing Basically the last 3 4 of the book consists of oh my GOSH aren t all the bad things that happen in the world so TERRIBLE without much to redeem it in the way of form or language, or even real insight beyond bad things happen to people This kind of think The first title poem in this is decent I really enjoyed the hypnotic rhythm and repetition she uses throughout that one However, the rest of the book

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  • Paperback
  • 86 pages
  • This Connection of Everyone With Lungs
  • Juliana Spahr
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 0520242955