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Now It's Dark

SOME JOY FOR MORNING

Now the connection with spring
has dissolved. Now that hysteria
is blooming.
Says every day I want to fly my kite.
Says what's a grammar when you is no longer you.
My world is hydrogen burning in space and in
the fullness of etc. I have read the news and
learned nothing.
I try to understand the
whooshing overhead. But for a
little light now.
I didn't realize the tree
was weeping. How was I to
know I am not alone. Wild
light.

The poems in this brilliant follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Archeophonics, are concerned with grieving, with poetry and death, with beauty and sadness, with light. As Ben Lerner has written, "Gizzi's poetry is an example of how a poet's total tonal attention can disclose new orders of sensation and meaning. His beautiful lines are full of deft archival allusion." With litany, elegy, and prose, Gizzi continues his pursuit toward a lyric of reality. Saturated with luminous detail, these original poems possess, even in their sorrowing moments, a dizzying freedom.

About the Author

PETER GIZZI is the author of eight collections of poetry including Archeophonics, Threshold Songs, and In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011. He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios, and artist books. He lives in Holyoke, MA.

Reviews

"This new poetry, taking such care of tem-perature—the time & details of the world—meaning the space(s) in which we live—defining love in this way. Writing along the edge. What I call MR/everydayMagicalRealism. A way of writing about hope."—Kamau Brathwaite, author of The Lazarus Poems

"Gizzi is not a sentimental poet—not even close. His best poems exist on a different plane, as if he has achieved and is writing from a transcendent vantage most of us only strive forHe identifies the thing we're all searching for in voices, in poems, in language, in songs; why we read and why we listen."—Amanda Petrsich, The New Yorker

"There's no ego in this writer's work. It's one of the purest examples of truth told from an inside source, beautifully patterned on the pageThere's no training ground for such writing. Every page, every poem, is challenged with unpredictability and intensity."—Grace Cavalieri, Washington Independent

Wesleyan University Press
Wesleyan Poetry Series

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November 3, 2020
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Other Titles by Peter Gizzi

Archeophonics

Peter Gizzi
Oct 2017 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$18.99 USD - Electronic book text

The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest

Barbara Guest, edited by Hadley Guest, OtherPeter Gizzi
May 2016 - Wesleyan University Press
$27.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$22.99 USD - Electronic book text

In Defense of Nothing

Peter Gizzi
Apr 2015 - Wesleyan University Press
$26.95 USD - Hardback
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles from Wesleyan Poetry Series

Conjure

Rae Armantrout
Oct 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Xicancuicatl

Alfred Arteaga
Oct 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

A Forest of Names

Ian Boyden
Sep 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
$35.00 USD - Hardback
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Other Titles in POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss

Wonderful Wasteland and other natural disasters

Elidio La Torre Lagares
Aug 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
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The Time Machine

Laura Kasischke
Aug 2019 - Willow Springs Press
$11.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Frankenstein's Children

Bruce Bond
Aug 2018 - Lost Horse Press
$18.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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Stardust Media

Christina Pugh
Apr 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
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That Place Where You Opened Your Hands

Susan Leslie Moore
Apr 2020 - University of Massachusetts Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Poems in Absentia & Poems from The Island and the World

Pedro da Silveira, translated by George Monteiro, introduction by Vamberto Freitas
May 2019 - Tagus Press
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback