The Opening Question by Prageeta Sharma

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Prageeta Sharma's poems offer the reader an unusually modern take on modernity. Her effective program of whimsy, identity, and loneliness--a singularly modern loneliness, replete with the anxiety of community and the despair of belonging--transforms the simple declarations and observations into the stuff of myth.

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PRAGEETA SHARMA was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. She is the author of Bliss to Fill (2000) and The Opening Question, which was selected for the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Series by Peter Gizzi. She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at University of Montana in Missoula.
Published April 1, 2004 by Fence Books. 60 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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"We poets are ear-shaped like harps," Sharma explains at the start of her exuberant second collection, whose disconcerting whimsy and interpersonal bite together produce a winning, if sprawling, work.

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