A Lightness, A Thirst, or Nothing at All

A Lightness, A Thirst, or Nothing at All : Poems

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Intensely focused, compressed, and sharp-edged, these prose poems by Adele Kenny take the spiritual journey into heightened awareness of experience, place, and identity. Deliberate fragments, the language of dreams, and an occasional nod to the surreal combine with Kenny's signature elements of striking imagery, lyrical precision, and compelling immediacy to inform an enhanced vision of the ways in which the interior life intersects with the outside world. These poems startle, surprise, and tell us things about ourselves that we didn't know.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 276.69g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 156649396X
  • 9781566493963

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About WHAT MATTERS: "These poems are eloquent, candid, straightforward and genuine." Robert Pinsky" "In Adele Kenny's finely wrought meditations...she never forgets that she's a maker of poems...What Matters straddles two of the exigencies of the human condition: diminishment and endurance. It abounds with poems that skillfully earn their sentiments." Stephen Dunn"
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About Adele Kenny

Adele Kenny directs the Carriage House Poetry Series and is editor of the Tiferet Journal. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her writing. She lives in Rahway, NJ.
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