On the Desire to Levitate

On the Desire to Levitate: Poems

Alison Powell
Copyright Date: 2014
Published by: Ohio University Press
Pages: 64
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vjsfb
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    On the Desire to Levitate
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    On the Desire to Levitateis the first collection of poems by Alison Powell. This striking collection includes vivid, unflinching meditations on aging, mythology, poetry, and family. In tight, elegant lines that alternate between homage and elegy, these poems explore known subjects with a rebellious eye: a defeated Hercules and a bitter Eurydice, a sympathetic Lucifer, and generations of adolescent girls as mythical adventurers moving within a beloved but confining Midwest. Yet in Powell's skillful hands, hardship never overtakes: as judge Charles Hood writes, "There's often a delicious humor in this work, and always a deep and lasting integrity."Winner of the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

    eISBN: 978-0-8214-4491-7
    Subjects: Language & Literature
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  1. Front Matter (pp. i-viii)
  2. Table of Contents (pp. ix-xii)
  3. On the Desire to Levitate (pp. 1-2)
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  7. Back Matter (pp. 51-52)

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