Incarnadine
Incarnadine
Poems
Mary Szybist



The anticipated second book by the poet Mary Szybist, author of Granted, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

The troubadours
knew how to burn themselves through,
how to make themselves shrines to their own longing.
The spectacular was never behind them.

-from "The Troubadours etc."

In Incarnadine, Mary Szybist restlessly seeks out places where meaning might take on new color. One poem is presented as a diagrammed sentence. Another is an abecedarium made of lines of dialogue spoken by girls overheard while assembling a puzzle. Several poems arrive as a series of Annunciations, while others purport to give an update on Mary, who must finish the dishes before she will open herself to God. One poem appears on the page as spokes radiating from a wheel, or as a sunburst, or as the cycle around which all times and all tenses are alive in this moment. Szybist's formal innovations are matched by her musical lines, by her poetry’s insistence on singing as a lure toward the unknowable. Inside these poems is a deep yearning—for love, motherhood, the will to see things as they are and to speak. Beautiful and inventive, Incarnadine is the new collection by one of America’s most ambitious poets.

Title Incarnadine
Subtitle Poems
Author Mary Szybist
Publisher Graywolf Press
Title First Published 05 February 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 72 p.
ISBN-10 1555976352
ISBN-13 9781555976354
Publication Date 05 February 2013
Main content page count 72
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00
 


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