Citizen

Citizen Aaron Shurin writes piercingly lovely poetry that s multidimensional and insists on being read aloud though its eloquence is equally powerful on the page without sound with that enclosed attentive

  • Title: Citizen
  • Author: Aaron Shurin
  • ISBN: 9780872865204
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aaron Shurin writes piercingly lovely poetry that s multidimensional and insists on being read aloud, though its eloquence is equally powerful on the page without sound, with that enclosed, attentive ear that can turn poetry into meditationShurin s name has been linked with masters like Jorie Graham and Michael Palmer But his songs have a grace that s his alone The Aaron Shurin writes piercingly lovely poetry that s multidimensional and insists on being read aloud, though its eloquence is equally powerful on the page without sound, with that enclosed, attentive ear that can turn poetry into meditationShurin s name has been linked with masters like Jorie Graham and Michael Palmer But his songs have a grace that s his alone The RumpusWidely acclaimed for his lyrical language and innovative verse, Aaron Shurin brings the prose poem into new richness and complexity in Citizen Through shape shifting sentences and sensuous imagery he explores the nuances of civic and domestic life, the twists and turns of desire, and the mysterious shimmer of objects Traveling across the borders of cities and the boundaries of form, he crafts a dazzling vision of daily life as a citizen of the imagination.Aaron Shurin is the author of over ten books, most recently King of Shadows, a collection of personal essays He lives and works in San Francisco, California.

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    1. "Aaron Shurin writes piercingly lovely poetry that's multidimensional and insists on being read aloud, though its eloquence is equally powerful on the page without sound, with that enclosed, attentive ear that can turn poetry into meditation Shurin's name has been linked with masters like Jorie Graham and Michael Palmer. But his songs have a grace that's his alone." —Barbara Berman, The Rumpus"Citizen's lyrics are a fine mixture of the crisp and the luxurious if such a combination is possible. [...]

    2. I won a copy of this book in March through First Reads.I really enjoyed this volume of poetry. Each poem is like a little still-life; something mundane and ordinary, such as sweating, sunrise, and cityscapes, and describes it in lyrical, exquisite, sometimes harshly detailed verse. Words are drawn together expertly by the author, making each line something to be read slowly, to be savored, followed by clear, gorgeous imagery.My favorite poem is one called Compass, found about halfway through th [...]

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