The Curiosities by Brittany PerhamThe Curiosities by Brittany Perham

The Curiosities

byBrittany Perham

Paperback | November 3, 2011

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Poetry. Brittany Perham's first collection, THE CURIOSITIES, fixes its sure and unsettling gaze on daughters and fathers, sisters and brothers, madness, sickness, longing and love. These poems make up a cabinet of curiosities because they hold what is fascinating or frightening, beautiful or awesome--a "stomach plumed by syringe," a "zoo's lost leopard," a "forest of high-waisted trees"--up to the eye. In their image-making, the poems place language itself beneath the glass slide of a microscope in order to discern its component structures, its natural patterns. Curiosity here is a way of looking--unsatisfiable, looping back on itself, yielding only further questions. In these uncanny and passionate poems our own lives are made strange to us, and we are wonderstruck."With curatorial precision and a starling's penchant for multiple threads in both song and shelter, Brittany Perham has fashioned a haven of curiosities captivating to the ear as well as the eye. These poems dream in color and sound: bright, chantant, lifting and lowering the music and the light, so that we are transported from this world into the antechambers of the heart and back again. You cannot re-enter the waking world after reading these lucid, eloquent poems and not feel forever changed."--D. A. Powell
Title:The CuriositiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:November 3, 2011Publisher:Parlor PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1602352399

ISBN - 13:9781602352391

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