Now It's Dark [Hardback]

Peter Gizzi (Author)

ISBN: 9780819579867 | Published by: Wesleyan University Press | Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 136p, H190 x W146 (mm)

Now It's Dark



Now the connection with spring

has dissolved. Now that hysteria

is blooming.

Says every day I want to fly my kite.

Says what's a grammar when you is no longer you.

My world is hydrogen burning in space and in

the fullness of etc. I have read the news and

learned nothing.

I try to understand the

whooshing overhead. But for a

little light now.

I didn't realize the tree

was weeping. How was I to

know I am not alone. Wild


The poems in this brilliant follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Archeophonics, are concerned with grieving, with poetry and death, with beauty and sadness, with light. As Ben Lerner has written, "Gizzi's poetry is an example of how a poet's total tonal attention can disclose new orders of sensation and meaning. His beautiful lines are full of deft archival allusion." With litany, elegy, and prose, Gizzi continues his pursuit toward a lyric of reality. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess, even in their sorrowing moments, a dizzying freedom.

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