Groundspeed moves and doesn't stop moving. From pastorals on American highways to self-reckonings after a cancer diagnosis to examinations on grief and transience after the death of a brother, this collection of poems asks readers not only to size up threats but anxieties. Phillips witnesses a small plane crash and examines roadside attractions. She reckons with sexuality after a partner asks for a threesome, and renders a candid portrait of a nude, post-surgery body in a mirror. In this raw and personal book, Phillips insists upon one's own preservation through and beyond grief and trauma with the warning "creation is only // myth; destruction narrative."
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|Size: ||805 KB|
|Publisher: ||University of Akron Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781629220376 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|