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Wideawake Field: Poems

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by Eliza Griswold
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Wideawake Field: Poems by Eliza Griswold

The chairs have come in
and the crisp yellow thwock
of the ball being hit
says somehow, now that it's fall,
I'm a memory of myself.
My whole old life--
I mourn you sometimes
in places you would have been.

The poems in this fierce debut are an attempt to record what matters. As a reporter's dispatches, they concern themselves with different forms of desolation: what it means to feel at home in wrecked places and then to experience loneliness and dislocation in the familiar. The collection arcs between internal and external worlds--the disappointment of returning, the guilt and thrill of departure, unexpected encounters in blighted places-- and, with ruthless observations etched in the sparest lines, the poems in Wideawake Field sharply and movingly navigate the poles of home and away.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 88
Size: 160 KB
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781466880672 (DRM-EPUB)

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