We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Grace, Fallen from

Marianne Boruch

Publication Year: 2008

In her wry and riveting new collection, Marianne Boruch discovers things often taken for granted and holds them up to deceptively casual light, questioning them both mercilessly and mercifully. Employing a masterly range of tone and form, Boruch makes a sometimes strange but always revealing investigation of world and self, history and memory, resistance and release. Here a woman levitates behind a door as her daughter badly bangs out Mozart. Here God is caught before the moment of creation, before knowledge, before "the invention/ of the question too, the way all/ at heart are rhetorical, each leaf/ suddenly wedded to its shade." It's here raucous boys on their bikes are told--through telepathy--don't go to this war. Here, that a Dutch still life is returned to the small chaos of its making. And Eve, in "stained fascination," stares down the snake of the lost garden. The lyric impulse in these deeply interior poems stops time, even as the world, indifferent to its mystery, keeps happening.

Praise for Marianne Boruch:
"Her poems are complex rather than simple rooms ... they bring the world's strangeness, and their own, home to whatever reader is open to old mysteries, both in dreams and in the waking life they illuminate."--Philip Booth, The Georgia Review

"Marianne Boruch's (work) has the wonderful, commanding power of true attention: She sees and considers with intensity. Her poems often give fresh examples of how rare and thrilling it can be to notice."--Robert Pinsky, Book World, The Washington Post

"Every detail of image and syntax shines with multiplicity."--Donald Revell, The Ohio Review

Published by: Wesleyan University Press

Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF
 

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. ix-xii

A Moment

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 1-2

I

Still Life

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 5-6

New Paper

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 7-7

Studying History

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 8-9

After the Moon

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 10-10

A Musical Idea

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 11-11

Omniscience

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 12-13

Nice

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 14-15

Seven Aubades for Summer

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 16-22

The Park in November

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 23-23

Radio

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 24-24

The Doctor

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 25-26

Light on Four Sides

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 27-30

II

The Body

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 33-33

St. Francis in Winter

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 34-34

Ladder against a House

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 35-35

Lunch

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 36-36

Piano with Distance

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 37-39

Hello

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 40-41

Simple Machines

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 42-43

Relics

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 44-45

Glenn Gould Breathing

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 46-47

Happiness: Three Definitions

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 48-49

Minus Minus

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 50-51

At the Same Time

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 52-52

Think of the Words

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 53-53

In a Frame, It Matters

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 54-54

All Night

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 55-55

The Drawing Manual

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 56-57

Snowfall in G Minor

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 58-58

Ambition

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 59-60

Map

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 61-62

February

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 63-64

III

What God Knew

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 67-67

The Tin House

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 68-68

The Garden

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 69-70

The Deer

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 71-71

Telepathy

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 72-73

Winter

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 74-75

Learning to Read

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 76-77

Yes Loves No

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 78-78

In the Woods: a Suite

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 79-81

Half Morning Song

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 82-82

Elevator

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 83-84

Spring, in Five Parts

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 85-89

O Gods of Smallest Clarity

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 90-92

Acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF

pp. 93-94


E-ISBN-13: 9780819571120
Print-ISBN-13: 9780819568632

Page Count: 112
Publication Year: 2008

OCLC Number: 728179649
MUSE Marc Record: Download for Grace, Fallen from