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The Resource Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Label
Heaven
Title
Heaven
Statement of responsibility
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A spectacularly vibrant and continually surprising collection from one of the poetry world's rising young stars "Who the hell's heaven is this?" Rowan Ricardo Phillips offers many answers, and none at all, in Heaven, the piercing and revelatory encore to his award-winning debut, The Ground. Swerving elegantly from humor to heartbreak, from Colorado to Florida, from Dante's Paradise to Homer's Illiad, from knowledge to ignorance to awe, Phillips turns his gaze upward and outward, probing and upending notions of the beyond. "Feeling, real feeling / with all its faulty / Architecture, is / Beyond a god's touch"--But it does not elude Phillips. Meditating on feverish boyhood, on two paintings by Chuck Close, on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, on a dead rooster by the side of the road in Ohio, on an elk grazing outside his window, his language remains eternally intoxicating, full of play, pathos, and surprise. "The end," he writes, "like / All I've ever told you, is uncertain." Or, elsewhere: "The only way then to know a truth / Is to squint in its direction and poke." Phillips--who received a 2013 Whiting Writers' Award as well as the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award--may not be certain, but as he squints and pokes in the direction of truth, his power of perception and elegance of expression create a place where beauty and truth come together and drift apart like a planet orbiting its star. The result is a book whose lush and wounding beauty will leave its mark on readers long after they've turned the last page"--
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Phillips, Rowan Ricardo
Dewey number
811/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.H467
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Anisfield-Wolf Collection
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American poetry
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Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Mind After Everything has Happened -- Kingdom Come -- The Odyssey, Book 11, Lines 538-556 -- Little Song -- Boys -- The Starry Night -- The Empyrean -- The Barycenter -- Measure for Measure -- Nothing of a Blue Remains -- Mirror for the Mirror -- Monday Morning in Snowmass, Colorado -- Paradiso, V: 91-93 -- Sin Verguenza -- Lucas and Mark -- The Beatitudes of Malibu -- Like Someone Who Sees Himself Close to Death -- Nature -- Apollo and Marsyas -- The God and the Goat -- Musica Universalis -- Grand Poeme Pathetique -- Paris Prelude -- To An Old Friend in Paris -- Never Again Would Birds' Song be the Same -- Like a Bullet Shot Backwards Through Time -- The Primum Mobile -- Pax Americana -- On the End of the Iliad -- News from the Muse of Not Guilty -- The Once and Future King of Ohio -- Mirror for the Mirror -- The Menace -- The Descent of Jupiter Over the Maroon Bells -- Exit Troubadour -- Bernardo -- An Excuse for Mayhem -- Vall de Nuria
Control code
ocn894816374
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
61 pages
Isbn
9780374168520
Lccn
2014039377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374168520
  • (OCoLC)894816374
Label
Heaven, Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mind After Everything has Happened -- Kingdom Come -- The Odyssey, Book 11, Lines 538-556 -- Little Song -- Boys -- The Starry Night -- The Empyrean -- The Barycenter -- Measure for Measure -- Nothing of a Blue Remains -- Mirror for the Mirror -- Monday Morning in Snowmass, Colorado -- Paradiso, V: 91-93 -- Sin Verguenza -- Lucas and Mark -- The Beatitudes of Malibu -- Like Someone Who Sees Himself Close to Death -- Nature -- Apollo and Marsyas -- The God and the Goat -- Musica Universalis -- Grand Poeme Pathetique -- Paris Prelude -- To An Old Friend in Paris -- Never Again Would Birds' Song be the Same -- Like a Bullet Shot Backwards Through Time -- The Primum Mobile -- Pax Americana -- On the End of the Iliad -- News from the Muse of Not Guilty -- The Once and Future King of Ohio -- Mirror for the Mirror -- The Menace -- The Descent of Jupiter Over the Maroon Bells -- Exit Troubadour -- Bernardo -- An Excuse for Mayhem -- Vall de Nuria
Control code
ocn894816374
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
61 pages
Isbn
9780374168520
Lccn
2014039377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374168520
  • (OCoLC)894816374

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