A powerful collection of poems about grief and renewal by an astonishing and formidable young poet.The incandescent poems in Once explore violence, loss, and recovery. Invoking both the personal and the civic self, they chart uncertain new beginnings in a shattered nation. What emerges is both a poignant meditation on a daughter's relationship with her mother and a citizen's relationship to her country.
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OâRourkeâs judgments and memories obtain the concise finality that only poetry can provide: early snow descends on âfrozen fresh-bloomed flowers./ They creaked and cried,/ wild colts, being broken.â Another poem remembers her motherâs last days: âA week ago she climbed the stairs/ to ...Aug 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Once: Poems
A recipient of the 2008 May Sarton Poetry Prize, she is co-poetry editor of the Paris Review and a culture critic for Slate.| Read Full Review of Once: Poems