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The lights : poems / Ben Lerner.

Lerner, Ben, 1979- (author.).


"An inventive, acutely political, and deeply personal new collection by the celebrated author of 10:04 and The Topeka School"--Publisher's website.
The Lights is a constellation of verse and prose, voice mails and vignettes, songs and felt silences, that brings the personal and the collective into startling relation. Sometimes the scale is intimate, quiet, and sometimes the poems are sweeping, Orphic experiments in the animation of our common world. Written over a span of fifteen years, The Lights registers the pleasures, risks, and absurdities of making art and family and meaning against a backdrop of interlocking, accelerating crises, but for all their insight and critique, Lerner's poems ultimately communicate--in their unpredictability, in their intensities--the promise of mysterious sources of lift and illumination.--Dust jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780374279219
  • ISBN: 0374279217
  • Physical Description: 117 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.
Subject: American poetry > 21st century.
Genre: poetry.

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