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The Carrying : : Poems

Limón, Ada. Book - 2018 811.6 Li, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Limon, Ada, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Limón, Ada 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Call Number: 811.6 Li, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Limon, Ada, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Limón, Ada
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"Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--and a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every song of this country / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal." And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. "Fine then, / I'll take it," she writes. "I'll take it all." In Bright Dead Things, Limón showed us a heart "giant with power, heavy with blood"--"the huge beating genius machine / that thinks, no, it knows, / it's going to come in first." In her follow-up collection, that heart is on full display--even as The Carrying continues further and deeper into the bloodstream, following the hard-won truth of what it means to live in an imperfect world."--Publisher's website.

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Great book submitted by redwood on August 3, 2019, 8:48pm Lovely poems, many of them focusing on infertility. Ada Limon has heart like no one else.

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PUBLISHED
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 95 pages ; 23 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781571315120
1571315128

SUBJECTS
American poetry -- Women authors.
American poetry -- 21st century.