Human Dark with Sugar

Human Dark with Sugar Brenda Shaughnessy s poems bristle with imperatives confuse me spoon feed me stop the madness decide There are direct orders in her first few pages than in six weeks of boot campOnly Shaughnessy s

  • Title: Human Dark with Sugar
  • Author: Brenda Shaughnessy
  • ISBN: 9781556592768
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brenda Shaughnessy s poems bristle with imperatives confuse me, spoon feed me, stop the madness, decide There are direct orders in her first few pages than in six weeks of boot campOnly Shaughnessy s kidding Or she is and she isn t If you just want to boss people around, you re a control freak, but if you can joke about it, then your bossiness is leavened by Brenda Shaughnessy s poems bristle with imperatives confuse me, spoon feed me, stop the madness, decide There are direct orders in her first few pages than in six weeks of boot campOnly Shaughnessy s kidding Or she is and she isn t If you just want to boss people around, you re a control freak, but if you can joke about it, then your bossiness is leavened by a yeast that s all too infrequent in contemporary poetry, that of humor New York Times Shaughnessy s voice is smart, sexy, self aware, hip consistently wry, and ever savvy Harvard Review Brenda Shaughnessy writes like the love child of Mina Loy and Frank O Hara Exquisite Corpse In its worried acceptance of contradiction, its absolute refusal of sentimentality and its acute awareness of time s scarce infinity, this is a brilliant, beautiful and essential continuation of the metaphysical verse tradition Publishers Weekly, starred review Human Dark with Sugar is both wonderfully inventive studded with the strangenesses of snownovas and flukeprints and emotionally precise Her I is madly multidexterous urgent, comic, mischievous and the result is a new topography of the debates between heart and head Matthea Harvey, a judge for the Laughlin Award Seriously playful, sexy, sharp edged, and absolutely commanding throughout.Here you ll meet an I boldly ready to take on the world and just itching to give You some smart directives So listen up Library JournalIn her second

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