Let's Not Live on Earth

Let s Not Live on Earth Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry Mr West with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury Blake uses self consciousness as a tool for transformation looking so closely

  • Title: Let's Not Live on Earth
  • Author: SarahBlake
  • ISBN: 9780819577665
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury Blake uses self consciousness as a tool for transformation, looking so closely at herself that she moves right through the looking glass and into the larger world Fear becomes palpable through the classification of monsters and through violences madeSarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury Blake uses self consciousness as a tool for transformation, looking so closely at herself that she moves right through the looking glass and into the larger world Fear becomes palpable through the classification of monsters and through violences made real When the poems find themselves in the domestic realm, something is always under threat The body is never safe, nor are the ghosts of the dead But these poems are not about cowering By detailing the dangers we face as humans, as Americans, and especially as women, these poems suggest we might find a way through them The final section of the book is a feminist, science fiction epic poem, The Starship, which explores the interplay of perception and experience as it follows the story of a woman who must constantly ask herself what she wants as her world shifts around her.Hardcover is un jacketed.

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    1. “Let’s Not Live On Earth”Written by Sarah Blake Sarah Blake’s poetry is intriguing. I was particularly intrigued by the cover of her book. Sarah’s poetry is very feministic, full of women empowering poetry and positivity. This is not usually the poetry that I pick up, but I was curious to see what this would be like. I like it. I do, but because liking a book on equals to 3 stars, I feel strange giving these poems 3 stars out of five. I hope you read my review and consider a 3.5 revie [...]

    2. One of my wishes for 2018 is to read more poetry, and to help with that, I asked for (and received) as a holiday present a year-long subscription to the Rumpus Poetry Book Club, which sends me a new poetry book once a month. Let’s Not Live on Earth was the first selection I received, and I really enjoyed it. There’s a lot in this collection about the conflicting emotions of motherhood as well as about loss and death. The last 1/3 to ½ of the book is a longer poem about escaping (literally) [...]

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