Bright Body

Bright Body

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"For Aliki Barnstone, poetry seems a natural medium. The vision and cadences of these poems suggest a sensibility for which poetry is as inevitable as breathing or eating."--Robert PinskyIn "Bright Body," Aliki Barnstone seeks to unite mind and body, spirit and matter, the individual and the body politic. Many of the poems are set in Las Vegas, a monument to materialism. This city of extremes informs Barnstone's vision and serves as a backdrop for her meditations on American history, war, the environment, erotic love, and the love of mother and child.Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, and critic.

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.33g
  • White Pine Press (NY)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1935210246
  • 9781935210245

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About Aliki Barnstone

Aliki Barnstone: Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, and critic. Her previous books of poems include Blue Earth, Wild With It, Madly in Love, Windows in Providence and most recently Dear God, Dear Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems. Among her other books are The Collected Poems of C.V. Cavafy, Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development, and the anthologies, A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now and Voices of Light: Women's Spiritual Poetry from around the World. She is a Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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