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The Resource Book of Hours, Kevin Young

Book of Hours, Kevin Young

Label
Book of Hours
Title
Book of Hours
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A decade after the sudden and tragic loss of his father, we witness the unfolding of grief. ́In the night I brush / my teeth with a razor, ́he tells us, in one of the collections piercing two-line poems. Capturing the strange silence of bereavement (́Not the storm / but the calm / that slays me)́, Kevin Young acknowledges, even celebrates, life's passages, his loss transformed and tempered in a sequence about the birth of his son: in ́Crowning, ́he delivers what is surely one of the most powerful birth poems written by a man, describing ́her face / full of fire, then groaning your face / out like a flower, blood-bloom,/ crocused into air. ́Ending this book of both birth and grief, the gorgeous title sequence brings acceptance, asking ́What good / are wishes if they aren't / used up? ́while understanding ́How to listen / to what's gone. ́Young's frank music speaks directly to the reader in these elemental poems, reminding us that the right words can both comfort us and enlarge our understanding of life's mysteries
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Kevin
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3575.O798
LC item number
B66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American poetry
Label
Book of Hours, Kevin Young
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780307272249
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2013019328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Book of Hours, Kevin Young
Publication
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xii, 185 pages
Isbn
9780307272249
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2013019328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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