Orexia: Poems by Lisa Russ SpaarOrexia: Poems by Lisa Russ Spaar

Orexia: Poems

byLisa Russ Spaar

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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Thrumming with the triune hungers of mind, mouth, and spirit, Lisa Russ Spaar’s fifth book plumbs daily life in order to transcend it, discovering and embodying the sacred and erogenous as it does so. Seductive and symphonic, Orexia is the latest glory by the “ringleader of a stunning lexicon” (Shenandoah).
Lisa Russ Spaar has written and edited many books of poetry. She is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Title:Orexia: PoemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 8.53 × 5.61 × 0.5 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0892554770

ISBN - 13:9780892554775

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Poet, essayist, and anthologist Spaar (Vanitas, Rough) draws upon the Greek term for “desire” or “appetite,” in a collection that is palpable with hunger for the physical: “Simple to say: there is a gash,// then balm. Admit we love the abyss,/ our mouths sipping it in one another.” Yet Spaar’s poems are not satisfied only by the carnal. “Can a word have soul? How move/ from one to the next without dying?” Spaar asks. And this is what she hungers for, to keep each word as vividly alive in each piece as she can... — Publishers Weekly