What Is Amazing by Heather Christle
(Wesleyan Poetry Series)

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Inspired by a voracious curiosity about humans and other subjects, the poems in Heather Christle’s What Is Amazing describe and invent worlds in an attempt to understand through participation. The book draws upon the wisdom of foolishness and the logic of glee, while simultaneously exploring the suffering inherent to embodied consciousness. Speakers play out moments of bravado and fear, love and mortality, disappointment and desire. They socialize incorrigibly with lakes, lovers, fire, and readers, reasoning their way to unreasonable conclusions. These poems try to understand how it is that we come to recognize and differentiate objects and beings, how wholly each is attached to its name, and which space reveals them. What Is Amazing delights in fully inhabiting its varied forms and voices, singing worlds that often coincide with our own.
 

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 February 14, 2012 by Wesleyan. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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For her third full-length collection, Christle expands her formal palette while retaining the inquisitiveness and playfulness that have made her poems so intoxicating to her growing number of fans. Th

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