My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge

My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge

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My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge is a fierce and original collection--its generosity of voice and emotional range announce the arrival of a major new poet.

At the age of twelve, Paul Guest suffered a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed for life. But out of sudden disaster evolved a fierce poetic sensibility--one that blossomed into a refuge for all the grief, fury, and wonder at life forever altered. Although its legacy lies in tragedy, the voice of these brilliant poems cuts a broad swath of emotions: whether he is lamenting the potentiality of physical experience or imagining the electric temptations of sexuality, Guest offers us a worldview that is unshakable in its humanity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 81 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061685194
  • 9780061685194
  • 1,388,441

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A beautiful, breathless torrent of language that is dark or insightful or funny or any combination thereof, but always on the mark, always riveting. . . . "My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge" is a terrific book. --Mark Strand"
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