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The White Eyelash (Kobo eBook)

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A poetry collection of “peculiar grace” from the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist author of Dailies & Rushes (Brian Phillips, Poetry Magazine).

Susan Kinsolving’s first poetry collection, Dailies & Rushes, was hailed as a “brilliant debut” by the New York Times, and “grand and almost terrifying” by the New Yorker. In her new work, The White Eyelash, she turns the extremes of her recent experiences—especially those with her ageing, mentally ill mother—into poems of harsh factuality. This dark narrative sequence is highly contrasted by the humor presented in a section called “Light Fare & Oddballs.” Once again, Kinsolving exhibits a daunting range with signature style and substance.

“[The White Eyelash] finds the poet remembering her trouble mother, concentrating on visual detail or pursuing light-verse forms and verbal games with a demotically highbrow, casual grace. . . . Often organized around colors . . . these poems show a love for beauty and a casual line reminiscent of Eamon Grennan’s.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780802199522
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007