This Connection of Everyone with Lungs: Poems by Juliana SpahrThis Connection of Everyone with Lungs: Poems by Juliana Spahr

This Connection of Everyone with Lungs: Poems

byJuliana Spahr

Paperback | April 1, 2005

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Part planetary love poem, part 24/7 news flash, the hypnotic poems of This Connection of Everyone with Lungs wrap with equal, angular grace around lovers and battleships. These poems hear the tracer fire in a bird's song and capture cell division and troop deployments in the same expansive thought. They move through concentric levels of association and embrace —from the space between the hands to the mesosphere and back again—touching everything in between. The book's focus shifts between local and global, public and private, individual and social. Everything gets in: through all five senses, through windows, between your sheets, under your skin.
Juliana Spahr is a poet, critic, and editor. Among her books of poems are Fuck You—Aloha—I Love You and Response, winner of the National Poetry Series Award. She coedits the international arts journal Chain with Jena Osman.
Title:This Connection of Everyone with Lungs: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 2005Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520242955

ISBN - 13:9780520242951

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Poem Written after September 11, 2001
Poem Written from November 30, 2002, to March 27, 2003

Editorial Reviews

“Spahr's sprawling paean to humankind is by turns spiritual and political, philosophical and practical. Few books attempt this sort of range, and fewer still succeed as dramatically as does this one. . . . Those who worry that contemporary poetry has lowered its sights from the peaks of previous epochs—opting for form and technique over the grandeur of the human imagination—can read this book and be heartened.”