My god is this a man

My god is this a man Laura Sims is a startlingly original poet whose work goes very deep like a well made of animal and human bones mortared together with rubber tires dismembered books dismembered dolls and a lot of

  • Title: My god is this a man
  • Author: Laura Sims
  • ISBN: 1934200735
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback
  • Laura Sims is a startlingly original poet whose work goes very deep, like a well made of animal and human bones mortared together with rubber tires, dismembered books, dismembered dolls, and a lot of other unlikely stuff that draws water from thousands of feet under the surface of the earth Peter Straub I don t know the exact method or intent behind the poems of Laura S Laura Sims is a startlingly original poet whose work goes very deep, like a well made of animal and human bones mortared together with rubber tires, dismembered books, dismembered dolls, and a lot of other unlikely stuff that draws water from thousands of feet under the surface of the earth Peter Straub I don t know the exact method or intent behind the poems of Laura Sims s My god is this a man, but I know how they feel harrowing, probing, troubling, surprising, and often gorgeous It s as if Stein and Dickinson had been invited to converse about the effects of serial murder on body, soul, and mind a strange wonder The phenomenological and moral turbulence of these poems is matched by their sonic and structural grace, making Sims s book a profound offering to ongoing, important conversations about the nexus of aesthetics, violence, representation, and empathy Maggie Nelson In this minimalist account of the language of killers, Laura Sims creates disturbingly powerful chords of empathy Reading, we discover ourselves inside the one who begs, For heaven s sake catch me before I kill Like a photographic negative the book shows only the barest lines of its subjects, but in so doing reveals , and hauntingly, than full exposure ever can We don t want to turn the page, and we do Looking away is not an option, because we are seduced Julie CarrLaura Sims s third poetry collection engages the escarpment of t

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