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Four-Legged Girl: Poems By Diane Seuss Four Legged Girl Poems Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Diane Seuss writes with the intensity of a soothsayer Laura KasischkeFor having imagined your body one way I found it to be another way it was yielding but
  • Title: Four-Legged Girl: Poems
  • Author: Diane Seuss
  • ISBN: 9781555977221
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four-Legged Girl: Poems By Diane Seuss Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Diane Seuss writes with the intensity of a soothsayer Laura KasischkeFor, having imagined your body one way I found it to be another way, it was yielding,but only as the Destroying Angel mushroom yields, its softness alliedwith its poison, and your legs were not petals or tendrils as I d believed,but brazen, the deviant tentacleFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Diane Seuss writes with the intensity of a soothsayer Laura KasischkeFor, having imagined your body one way I found it to be another way, it was yielding,but only as the Destroying Angel mushroom yields, its softness alliedwith its poison, and your legs were not petals or tendrils as I d believed,but brazen, the deviant tentacles beneath the underskirt of a secret queen from Oh four legged girl, it s either you or the ossuary In Diane Seuss s Four Legged Girl, her audacious, hothouse language swerves into pain and rapture, as she recounts a life lived at the edges of containment Ghostly, sexy, and plaintive, these poems skip to the tune of a jump rope, fill a wishing well with desire and other trinkets, and they remember past lush lives in New York City, in rural Michigan, and in love In the final poem, she sings of the four legged girl, the body made strange to itself and to others This collection establishes Seuss s poetic voice, as rich and emotional as any in contemporary poetry.
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    1. These poems take their inspiration from a real life woman, born in the 19th century with four legs The collection is divided into parts that represent time periods in the woman s life The longest, and for me most satisfying, is the section devoted to the childhood.The poems are fierce, loving, passionate expressions of personhood The language is, at time, hallucinatory which I especially enjoyed There seems to be an overlap between the woman s life and the poet s own feelings, although I may hav [...]


    2. Hope was a vinegar colored halo that formed around our heads It came and went, like fighting and fireflies It seems, back then, there was a mythic teapotThis was so good So strange, haunting, and melancholy but alive and pulsing with weight at the same time The detail and syntax were gripping, and I could not put it down Would recommend to any poet and poetry lover.


    3. Incredible book of poetry coming from my home state of Michigan Love the way Diane weaves her stories in poem format A new fave First half of book is incredible with a few weaker poems in the second half Diane s weaker poems are still great, though Highly recommend.


    4. This collection is fierce and female and both beautiful and grimy I love poetry that is edgy and dark and slightly narrative She is accessible because although I m sure the craft of her poetry is something to be appreciated and dissected by those with specific training, the words themselves offer a human connection and an attachment to the world that will expand your heart and your mind I highly recommend even if you don t usually read poetry.


    5. I love falling in love with a book for the first time I love, too, that this is one I want to read again and again and I will defend its place on my crowded bookcases to the death Or to the pain, anyway Delicious and smart and surprising and exactly the book I needed at exactly the right moment I adore it when that happens.


    6. Tumors, hog snakes, femurs, and velour a cabinet of curiosities in verse These poems teem with the kinds of darkness we resist, futilely One of the very best 2015 collectionsstagram p _xW8GLy60


    7. This is, perhaps, one of the best books of poetry I ve read this year imagistically propelled and compelling, musically muscular, and wrought with the real emotion that makes poetry matter These poems leap and dazzle.



    8. These poems are so rich and impossible to fully take in on one reading I m blown away by how this collection manages to be simultaneously beautiful and gritty and nature driven and gross and imaginative and stark and dreamlike and holy crap, stop this adjective train that doesn t remotely do the book justice I love the landscape Seuss has created, love the larger than normal space the poems take up.


    9. This is one of my favorite contemporary poetry books, all through, read and re read The humor is outstanding That s kind of rare in poetry I think I loved the poems about living in a weird small town, the poems about family so odd , the poems about louche youth, the poems about You name it.



    10. Seuss s poems flirt with the eerie, creepy, and everyday they remind me of Arbus s photography in how they make the strange seem ordinary and the everyday seem uncanny.


    11. I told myself I couldn t possibly review this book of poetry Let me simply say that even if poetry isn t your thing, give this book a go Diane Seuss poems will take you to some surprising places.



    12. These poems are fantastic The collection builds and builds and builds and creates a beautiful portrait of the poet s world and chosen images It s a very good book.



    13. This book radiates with provocative imagery colorful language It is so well written, and yet very easy to read I want to read everything Diane Seuss has ever written.


    14. Well, according to , I must have started this collection of poetry when I got the book in the mail back in October Then I guess I forgot to keep reading it until last night While some poetry books are meant to be savored, taken slowly, that method didn t work for me with this book Overall, I just wanted this collection to be something it wasn t I m a fan of Myrtle Corbin, the four legged girl on the cover and the namesake of the book I once did a series of paper dolls plywood ones as well of var [...]



    15. Diane Seuss has a way of writing that I really appreciate where there seems to be SO MUCH information and yet it still has its moments of being withheld It s like a river of images ha, metaphor and yet at the end of it, you re still thirsty That doesn t even accurately describe Seuss unique way of writing and crafting her poetry, but it s the best I can do.


    16. It is an illusion, a cheap poet s delusion, a city most unimaginative, the rush of emotion demonstrative, page after page is processed, store bought adjectives obsessed, social club smoky, this thing of ours, put out a hit, the 101 and 202 on Girl is that it s not lit.Chris Roberts






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