Some Say the Lark
Super Savings Item! Save 34% on the Some Say the Lark by Alice James Books at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''Some Say the Lark is a piercing meditation, rooted in loss and longing, and manifest in dazzling leaps of the imaginationthe familiar world
"Some Say the Lark is a piercing meditation, rooted in loss and longing, and manifest in dazzling leaps of the imaginationthe familiar world rendered strange." Natasha Trethewey
Chang’s poems narrate grief and loss, and intertwines them with hope for a fresh start in the midst of new beginnings. With topics such as frustration with our social and natural world, these poems openly question the self and place and how private experiences like motherhood and sorrow necessitate a deeper engagement with public life and history.
From "The Winter's Wife":
I want wild roots to prosper
an invention of blooms, each unknown
to every wise gardener. If I could be
a color. If I could be a question
of tender regard. I know crabgrass
and thistle. I know one algorithm:
it has nothing to do with repetition
or rhythm. It is the route from number
to number (less to more, more
to less), a map drawn by proof
not faith. Unlike twilight, I do not
conclude with darkness. I conclude.
Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity, which was a finalist for the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers and listed by Hyphen Magazine as a Top Five Book of Poetry for 2008. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2012, The Nation, Poetry, A Public Space, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at George Washington University and lives in Washington, DC with her family.
|Manufacturer:||Alice James Books|
|Publisher:||Alice James Books|
|Studio:||Alice James Books|
|Item Size:||0.25 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.51 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Alice James Books, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Penguin Classics
ean: 9780140424577, isbn: 0140424571,
Member of Parliament, tutor to Oliver Cromwell’s ward, satirist, and friend of John Milton, Andrew Marvell was one of the most significant poets of the seventeenth century. The Complete Poems demonstrates his unique skill and immense diversity, and...
By Kore Press
ean: 9781888553697, isbn: 1888553693,
Poetry. Art. Asian & Asian American Studies. 2014 Kore Press First Book Winner, selected by Joy Harjo. SILENT ANATOMIES is a poetic-visual hybrid that traverses the body's terrain, examining the phenomena of cultural silences. Whether it is shame obs...
By Coffee House Press
ean: 9781566894920, isbn: 1566894921,
“Dear fear, dear darkness, dear misunderstandings, dear life, dear lost-in-myself, I am no longer afraid of you. Now I have this book. I have Lightsey Darst’s amazing and ecstatic meditation on being a person in the world, I have these poems to g...
By Alfred a Knopf Inc
mpn: 9780385351508, ean: 9780385351508, isbn: 038535150X,
Longlisted for the National Book AwardA rich and lively gathering of highlights from the first twenty years of an extraordinary career, interspersed with “B sides” and “bonus tracks” from this prolific and widely acclaimed poet. Blue Laws gat...
By Scott, Jill
mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780312329624, isbn: 0312329628,
Jill Scott's first-ever poetry collection delivers the same earthy, personal, and tell-it-like-it-is voice that fans have grown to know and love. Writing poems and keeping journals since 1991, she shares her personal poetry collection in The Moments,...
By Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ean: 9781641916318, isbn: 1641916311,
This inspirational collection of poetry was written throughout the life of an amazing one hundred year old woman. You will find yourself nodding in agreement, wiping away tears, laughing out loud, and understanding the value of a faith based life.The...
By Penguin Books
ean: 9780143132356, isbn: 0143132350,
A masterful new collection of poetry from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize The poems in Carl Dennis’s thirteenth collection, Night School, are informed by an engagement with a world not fully accessible to the light of d...
By City Lights Publishers
ean: 9780872867581, isbn: 0872867587,
A Latina feminist State of the Union address at the intersection of pop culture and interiority. Cruel Futures is a witchy confessional and wildly imagistic volume that examines subjects as divergent as Alzheimers, Medusa, mumblecore, and mental ill...
By Wave Books
ean: 9781940696348, isbn: 1940696348,
"What our lives permit us to perceive as givens, Nguyen reveals as mere conditions, inextricably tied to and guided by greater forcesfrom the economy to the environment, from the Mayan predictions to the menstrual cycle, from the weight of history ...
By COACH HOUSE
ean: 9781566894708, isbn: 1566894700,
Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.From "with thanks to Sahra Nguyen for the refugee style slogan":They give the kids candy to bet.My daughter loses the fir...