The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle

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Poetry. In THE TREES THE TREES, the follow-up to Heather Christle's acclaimed first collection, THE DIFFICULT FARM, each new line is a sharp turn toward joy and heartbreak, and each poem unfolds like a bat through the wild meaninglessness of the world.

"You get the impression of the oracle at Delphi trying her hand at stand-up or jamming the broadcast of the nightly news: Christle's gift for welding surreal visions to living speech rhythms keeps unlocking new surprises, page after page. At least once per poem, you feel like the triple-bars just lined up in the slot-machine window, and you laugh or cry out."—John Darnielle

About Heather Christle

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HEATHER CHRISTLE has taught at Emory University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and is the author of The Difficult Farm and The Trees The Trees.
Published July 1, 2011 by Octopus Books. 60 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In her quirky first outing Christle writes short blocks of prose without punctuation, phrases separated by white space, so that we seem to be reading verse and prose at once, delivered with a rapt attention somewhere between the later W.

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These poems are not quite complete prose poems.

Jul 14 2011 | Read Full Review of The Trees The Trees

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