The Sleeve Waves

Paperback | March 28, 2014

byAngela Sorby

not yet rated|write a review
Winner of the 2014 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
Inspired by thrift store knit sleeves, punk rock record sleeves, and, of course, print book sleeves, Angela Sorby explores how the concrete world hails us in waves of color and sound. She asks implicitly, “What makes the sleeve wave? Is it the body or some force larger than the self?” As Sorby’s tough, ironic, and subtly political voice repeatedly insists, we apprehend, use, and release more energy than we can possibly control. This collection includes two main parts—one visual, one aural—flanking a central pastoral poem sung by Virgilian sheep. Meant to be read both silently and aloud, the poems in The Sleeve Waves meditate on how almost everything—like light and sound—comes to us in waves that break and vanish and yet continue.

Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award, Wisconsin Library Association

Honorable Mention, Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award, Council of Wisconsin Writers

Pricing and Purchase Info

$22.50

Ships within 3-5 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Winner of the 2014 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, selected by Naomi Shihab NyeInspired by thrift store knit sleeves, punk rock record sleeves, and, of course, print book sleeves, Angela Sorby explores how the concrete world hails us in waves of color and sound. She asks implicitly, “What makes the sleeve wave? Is it the body or some for...

Angela Sorby is an associate professor of English at Marquette University. She is the author of three books: Distance Learning: Poems; Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry; and Bird Skin Coat, winner of the 2009 Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

other books by Angela Sorby

Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children's Poetry
Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Ni...

Kobo ebook|Dec 31 2013

$33.29 online$43.24list price(save 23%)
Bird Skin Coat
Bird Skin Coat

Hardcover|Feb 16 2009

$35.50

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299299643

ISBN - 13:9780299299644

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Sleeve Waves

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
 
I
Thrifting
Paradise, Wisconsin
A Is for Air
Sivka-Burka
Duck/Rabbit
Notes from a Northern State
A Walk across the Ice
The Thorne Rooms
Just Looking
Blush
Thirst
Watson and the Shark
The Schoolteachers
Ink
Doppelzüngig
Fall Forward, Spring Back
Fat
Sacred Grove
Go-Between
Sofia’s Stove
The Second Daguerreotype
Epistle
The Suburban Mysteries
The Sleeve Waves
 
II
Pastoral
 
III
Night Vision
Fallout
What Might Happen Might Not
Hard Bop
The Knit
Kochanski’s, Saturday Night
Stopping at the Joyce Kilmer Rest Area on a Snowy Evening
The Disappearances
Trance Music
Spill
Golden Spike
Close Shave
The Ghost of Meter
Petition
Wide Boulevard, Tiny Apartment
Boom Town
Blood Relative
Letter to Hugo from the Land of the Living
End of the Century
Nonsense
Flatland
Double Neighbor
Errand
Interstate
The Obstruction
Duct Tape 

Editorial Reviews

“Has anyone written a funnier, more terrifying poem about Sylvia Plath than ‘Epistle’? Or caught the delicate complexities among generations better than ‘A Walk on the Ice’? From Seattle to Wisconsin to Hunan, these poems register the inscape and soundscape of a mind both ferocious and generous.”—Maureen McLane