May Day

May Day

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A sensuous and musical new collection from acclaimed poet Phillis Levin
May Day is a work of a visionary imagination. In tones playful and celebratory, in gestures both intimate and international, Levin s poems explore how tenderness and violence change our lives. From a flood overtaking the Prague zoo to the joy of a maypole dance, from a mural of the Trojan War in a Greek diner in New York to the noiseless explosions of time in the opening of a flower, these poems are rhapsodies of the senses and the intellect, disclosing new thresholds of meaning."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143113941
  • 9780143113942

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Levin s poems mediate repeatedly between heart and mind, faith and science, the domain of ideas (and words) and the physical world, setting us down inside a restless, relentless mind that, torn between these poles, strives continually against imbalance and fragmentation and for equipoise, harmony, wholeness.
Bruce Bawer, "The Hudson Review"
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About Phillis Levin

Phillis Levin is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. THE NEA grant was awarded in 2007.
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20 ratings
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4 40% (8)
3 20% (4)
2 5% (1)
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