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The Resource Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Label
Heaven
Title
Heaven
Statement of responsibility
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A spectacularly vibrant and continually surprising collection from one of the poetry world's rising young stars "Who the hell's heaven is this?" Rowan Ricardo Phillips offers many answers, and none at all, in Heaven, the piercing and revelatory encore to his award-winning debut, The Ground. Swerving elegantly from humor to heartbreak, from Colorado to Florida, from Dante's Paradise to Homer's Illiad, from knowledge to ignorance to awe, Phillips turns his gaze upward and outward, probing and upending notions of the beyond. "Feeling, real feeling / with all its faulty / Architecture, is / Beyond a god's touch"--but it does not elude Phillips. Meditating on feverish boyhood, on two paintings by Chuck Close, on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, on a dead rooster by the side of the road in Ohio, on an elk grazing outside his window, his language remains eternally intoxicating, full of play, pathos, and surprise. "The end," he writes, "like / All I've ever told you, is uncertain." Or, elsewhere: "The only way then to know a truth / Is to squint in its direction and poke." Phillips--who received a 2013 Whiting Writers' Award as well as the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award--may not be certain, but as he squints and pokes in the direction of truth, his power of perception and elegance of expression create a place where beauty and truth come together and drift apart like a planet orbiting its star. The result is a book whose lush and wounding beauty will leave its mark on readers long after they've turned the last page"--
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Phillips, Rowan Ricardo
Index
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Literary form
poetry
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Label
Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips
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Publication
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
61 pages
Isbn
9780374168520
Isbn Type
hardcover
Lccn
2014039377
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894816374
  • (OCoLC)ocn894816374
  • 713195
Label
Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
61 pages
Isbn
9780374168520
Isbn Type
hardcover
Lccn
2014039377
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894816374
  • (OCoLC)ocn894816374
  • 713195

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