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Likenesses

byHeather Tone

Paperback | September 16, 2016

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It's almost impossible to explain why the playfulness of Heather Tone'sLikenesses produces such delight. . . . Freedom, light, leggerezza, speed, and depth. Crystal abyss, 'nothing,' a touch of kabala. Perfect projections of shades between death and life, a scent of Eden. Like four-year-old boys throwing clumps of mud at each other, bursting into happy laughter. These lines scream with joy." -Boston ReviewLikenesses was selected by Nick Flynn for the prestigious Honickman First Book Award. In his introduction he writes: "Likenesses is made up of five sequences of poems, many of which use the engine of simile to drive them forward. Running alongside this simile-generating machine, there is something also here ofGenesis-the book is, in part, an origin myth, an attempt to create the world by naming it."LikenessesWhen he is dead, a man in a bathing suit looks most like a little boy. A woman in a bathing suit looks like a woman, unless she is quitethin, in which case she looks like a little boy.A little girl in a sundress looks like a little boyin a sundress. Her mouth is a cold oval, as coldas a strawberry. When dead, a robin red-breastlooks like a little girl, while it goes withoutsaying that Robin Hood looks like a boy . . .Heather Tone's poetry has appeared inThe Boston Review, The Colorado Review, Fence, and other journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she currently lives in Florida. "It's almost impossible to explain why the playfulness of Heather Tone'sLikenesses produces such delight. . . . Freedom, light, leggerezza, speed, and depth. Crystal abyss, 'nothing,' a touch of kabala. Perfect projections of shades between death and life, a scent of Eden. Like four-year-old boys throwing clumps of mud at each other, bursting into happy laughter. These lines scream with joy." -Boston ReviewLikenesses was selected by Nick Flynn for the prestigious Honickman First Book Award. In his introduction he writes: "Likenesses is made up of five sequences of poems, many of which use the engine of simile to drive them forward. Running alongside this simile-generating machine, there is something also here ofGenesis-the book is, in part, an origin myth, an attempt to create the world by naming it."LikenessesWhen he is dead, a man in a bathing suit looks most like a little boy. A woman in a bathing suit looks like a woman, unless she is quitethin, in which case she looks like a little boy.A little girl in a sundress looks like a little boyin a sundress. Her mouth is a cold oval, as coldas a strawberry. When dead, a robin red-breastlooks like a little girl, while it goes withoutsaying that Robin Hood looks like a boy . . .Heather Tone's poetry has appeared inThe Boston Review, The Colorado Review, Fence, and other journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she currently lives in Florida. "
Heather Tone is the author of a chapbook, Gestures (The Catenary Press). Her poetry has appeared in The Boston Review, The Colorado Review, Fence, and other journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she currently lives in Florida.
Title:LikenessesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 16, 2016Publisher:Copper Canyon PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983300828

ISBN - 13:9780983300823

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