Severance Songs

Severance Songs Winner of the Dorset Prize selected by Ilya Kaminsky Severance Songs is a sequence of unrhymed sonnets written in the aftermath of and during the Afghanistan Iraq wars while Joshua Corey was li

  • Title: Severance Songs
  • Author: Joshua Corey
  • ISBN: 9781932195927
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the Dorset Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky Severance Songs is a sequence of unrhymed sonnets written in the aftermath of 9 11 and during the Afghanistan Iraq wars, while Joshua Corey was living in pastoral upstate New York The tension between idyllic personal circumstances and horrific world historical events led Corey to produce this series of layered poems,Winner of the Dorset Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky Severance Songs is a sequence of unrhymed sonnets written in the aftermath of 9 11 and during the Afghanistan Iraq wars, while Joshua Corey was living in pastoral upstate New York The tension between idyllic personal circumstances and horrific world historical events led Corey to produce this series of layered poems, variously sardonic and sincere in tone.

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    1. I did not love this. A lot of it was much vaguer than I like my poetry, but it was worth it for the moments. Every so often (pretty often, in fact) Joshua Corey would pull out this amazing phrasing or image that would nail me right in the solar plexus and leave me gasping. That, my friends, is poetry.

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