Lullaby (with Exit Sign) by Hadara Bar-NadavLullaby (with Exit Sign) by Hadara Bar-Nadav

Lullaby (with Exit Sign)

byHadara Bar-Nadav

Paperback | March 12, 2013

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Winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize (2012)

The poems in Lullaby (with Exit Sign), explore the very nature of the elegy as rite, memorial, mechanism for healing, and raw utterance. Bar-Nadav asks, what is the shape of grief—its forms, silences, and sounds? The muscular music of her language and whip-sharp syntax join forces with startling imagery. Prose poems dominate the collection, held in place by the phantom scaffolding of lineated verse in which the poet listens for her father who “knocks on a little paper door.”
HADARA BAR-NADAV is the author of A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodbye, winner of the Margie First Book Prize 2005, and This Frame Called Ruin (New Issues, 2012). She is associate professor of English at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Title:Lullaby (with Exit Sign)Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 7.49 × 5.54 × 0.31 inPublished:March 12, 2013Publisher:Saturnalia BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:098336866X

ISBN - 13:9780983368663

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Table of Contents

Lullaby (with Exit Sign)
Compose an Evening Sky
I Dreaded that First Robin, So
I Don’t Like Paradise
Split the Lark
Prayer Is the Little Implement
Family of Strangers
the Angle of a Landscape
Run Round and Round a Room
Dust Is the Only Secret
I Sing to Use the Waiting
Infection in the Sentence Breeds
Blind Fragment
Donor (Wind)
Upon the Slowest Night
From Blank to Blank
To Bear on Us Unshaded
Let Us Chant It Softly
The Afterlife of Dust
What Care the Dead for Day
The World Is Not Conclusion
And Leaves the Shreds Behind
Close Your Eyes to Catch a Ghost
One Need Not Be a House
Ruin Is Formal
Darkness Intersects Her Face
A Little Madness in the Spring
Each Scar I’ll Keep for Him
To Ache Is Human
Lift the Flesh Door
We Cover Thee- Sweet Face -
The One Who Could Repeat a Summer Day
How Soft This Prison Is
Ample as the Eye
Rabbit (Rapid)
I Would Have Starved a Gnat
The Hour of Lead
Grief Is a Mouse
Before We Say Goodbye
Death Is a Dialogue
A Brittle Heaven
The Draw My Little Letter Forth
The Landscape Listens
Master (Pieces)
And with What Body Do They Come?
I Read My Sentence
The Lungs Are Stirless

Editorial Reviews

“This grand third book is a scrupulously crafted, brilliantly conceived sequence of poems. An essential and ravishing work.” - Lynn Emanuel, judge