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That Kind of Happy

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780226349398
Author(s): Maggie Dietz
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Dimensions: 137 x 211 x 8 (w x l x h)
Pages: 80
Series: Phoenix Poets (Paperback)

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October Aubade If I slept too long, forgive me. A north wind quickened the window frames so the room pitched like a moving train and the pillow s whiff of hickory and shaving soap conjured your body beside me. So I slept in the berth as the train chuffed on, unburdened by waking s cold water, ignorant of pain, estrangement, hunger and the crucial fuel the boiler burned to keep the minutes pistons churning while I slept. Forgive me. That Kind of Happy, the long-awaited second collection by award-winning poet Maggie Dietz, explores the sharp, profound tension between a disquieted inner life and quotidian experience. Central to the book are poems that take up two major life events: becoming a mother and losing a father within a short stretch of time. Here, at the intersection of joy and grief, of persistence and attrition, Dietz wrestles with the questions posed by such conflicting experiences, revealing a mind suspicious of quick fixes and dissatisfied with easy answers. The result is a book as anguished as it is distinguished.'

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