Failure And I Bury The Body

Paperback | August 27, 2013

bySasha West

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In Failure and I Bury the Body, selected by D. Nurkse for the National Poetry Series, Sasha West calls upon the tradition of medieval allegory to speak to modern anxieties.

Haunted by a melting Antarctica and the tragedies of the twentieth cen­tury, the narrator and the character of Failure take a road trip through the Southwestern desert.

Before long, the Corpse, an inescapable passenger, joins them. As the narrator and Failure attempt to rid themselves of his body, the linked poems investigate desire, extinction, and the made world.

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In Failure and I Bury the Body, selected by D. Nurkse for the National Poetry Series, Sasha West calls upon the tradition of medieval allegory to speak to modern anxieties.Haunted by a melting Antarctica and the tragedies of the twentieth cen­tury, the narrator and the character of Failure take a road trip through the Southwestern dese...

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2012 National Poetry Series Selection

Sasha West's poems have appeared in theSouthern Review,Ninth Letter,Forklift,Ohio,Third Coast,Born, and elsewhere. She holds graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Houston, where she was editor of Gulf Coast. Her work has garnered awards including scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Rice ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.36 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062273434

ISBN - 13:9780062273437

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Failure and I Bury the Body unfolds with the forward motion and wide horizon of myth. I thought of a visceral Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight for the age of storms -- a redemptive journey into the desert, to the ruins of the future.”