Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Find: Unrest by Joanna Rawson & New Year Greetings

This is the first post of 2010. Foremost I wish everyone a Very Happy Book-filled 2010. May you all read very good books and to your heart's content!

Happy New Year to you all!

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As I love poetry (I write it and post it on my other blog, rooted), it's no surprise that the first post is a poetry book as my friday find.

Unrest by Joanna Rawson

Product Description from amazon

The sky threatens to answer a prayer but then won't.
It is not exactly our own minds we go out of.

-from "The Insurgency"

A man’s sister sews him into a bus seat. Stowaway immigrants suffocate in a crowded boxcar. The first female suicide bomber passes through a checkpoint. Joanna Rawson’s Unrest shows the fervent, if not desperate, side of humanity pressed to the limits. With a resonant lyricism and profound beauty, these poems are restless meditations on American life, political borders, lawlessness, parenthood, and the spaces where the natural world and human turmoil come into conflict. Here is the voice of the poet at one moment in contemplation and at the next in emotional outcry, stuttering into song.

3 comments:

Bluestocking said...

She sewed him into a bus seat? Wow! That is pressed to the limit.

bermudaonion said...

I don't understand poetry, so I don't read it. The cover of that book is interesting especially after reading the description.

Serena said...

I like the cover of the book.

Happy New Year!