It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful (Penguin Poets)

It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful (Penguin Poets)

Lia Purpura


A robust new assortment from poet, essayist, and common New Yorker contributor Lia Purpura
 
Lia Purpura has received nationwide acclaim as either a poet and an essayist. The exquisitely rendered poems during this, her fourth assortment, succeed in again to an early affinity for proverbs and riddles and the proto-poetry present in these types. taking up epic subjects—time and reminiscence, metamorphosis and indeterminacy, the advanced nature of attractiveness, wordless states of being—each poem explores a vivid, crisp, singular second of expertise or surprise or revelation.  Purpura reminds us that brief poems, by no means simply short nor fragmentary, can go beyond their dimension, like small canine, coffee, a drop of mercury.

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It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful (Penguin Poets)