The Spirit Papers (Juniper Prize for Poetry) (Paperback)

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EXCERPT All right, I'm a little afraid.It's the zeroing in of All That CouldPossibly Go Wrong vs. Myself. -- "Small Talk with an Imagined Son"

The Spirit Papers explores the magical thinking that precedes impending and inevitable loss, the taboo fantasia that occurs in the crippling timelessness of anticipation. Grieving for the future with a spiritual clarity characterized by ritual and doubt, Metzger's lines are chameleons to every feeling. In the interminable window of expecting the unexpected, the poems ultimately materialize the very events they wish to ward off. The Spirit Papers chases mortality with equal parts disbelief and love.

About the Author

Elizabeth Metzger is poetry editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781625342638
ISBN-10: 1625342632
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication Date: January 19th, 2017
Pages: 92
Language: English
Series: Juniper Prize for Poetry