It Is Daylight

It Is Daylight

Book - 2009
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Arda Collins is the 2008 winner of the annual Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. Mesmerizing and electric, her poems seem to be articulated in the privacy of an enclosed space. The poems are concrete and yet metaphysically challenging, both witty and despairing. Collins' emotional complexity and uncommon range make this debut both thrillingly imaginative and ethical in its uncompromising attention to detail. In her Foreword, contest judge Louise Gl#65533;ck observes, "I know no poet whose sense of fraud, the inflated emptiness that substitutes for feeling, is more acute." Gl#65533;ck calls Collins' volume "savage, desolate, brutally ironic . . . a book of astonishing originality and intensity, unprecedented, unrepeatable."

Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9780300148879
0300148879
9780300148886
0300148887
Branch Call Number: 811.6 COL
Characteristics: xvii, 93 p. ;,21 cm.

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