By Brenda Shaughnessy
"Shaughnessy's specific genius . . . is completely poetic, yet essayistic in scope."The New Yorker
"Brenda Shaughnessy's paintings is an effective position to begin for any passionate girl feeling daunted via poetry." Cosmopolitan
"Shaughnessy's voice makes sense, horny, self-aware, hip . . . always wry, and ever savvy."Harvard Review
Subversions of idiom and cliché punctuate Shaughnessy's fourth assortment as she ways heart age and revisits the stories, romances, and tune of early life. So a lot Synth is a courageous and ferocious assortment composed of equivalent components femininity, soreness, excitement, and synthesizer. whereas Shaughnessy tenderly winces at her younger excesses, we humbly trap glimpses of our own.
From "Never Ever":
Late is a synonym for lifeless that's a euphemism
for ever. Ever is a double-edged word,
at as soon as itself and its personal contrary: always
and continuously another time.
In the class of cleave, then. to chop and to dangle to,
Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She is the writer of 3 books of poetry, together with Human darkish with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award and finalist for the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award, and Our Andromeda, which used to be a New York occasions booklet evaluate "100 impressive Books of 2013." She is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers college, Newark, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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So Much Synth by Brenda Shaughnessy