Hart Island

Hart Island A long poem about contemporary New York ponders self and society in poetry politics and the polis In hart island the poet narrator walks and works in the East Village of Manhattan navigating the da

  • Title: Hart Island
  • Author: Stacy Szymaszek
  • ISBN: 9781937658342
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • A long poem about contemporary New York ponders self and society in poetry, politics, and the polis.In hart island, the poet narrator walks and works in the East Village of Manhattan navigating the day to day needs and desires of a community, an organization, a changing neighborhood, as well as her own The poem, which begins after she discovers the existence of an approprA long poem about contemporary New York ponders self and society in poetry, politics, and the polis.In hart island, the poet narrator walks and works in the East Village of Manhattan navigating the day to day needs and desires of a community, an organization, a changing neighborhood, as well as her own The poem, which begins after she discovers the existence of an appropriated, politically walled off potter s field prison, proposes that others are not figurative or metaphorical, but are literal, material that alterity can be both a limit and radiance.

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    1. This is where it all coalesces for me the beautiful, earthy, immediate lyricism, the unflinching perceptivity. stacy's voice in "hart island", with its hinge lines and sparse punctuation, amounts to more than a verbal resurrection of the dead or an in memorium; this is tapping into the life force of a city, a place of continuous movement, where the site of supposed stillness breathes a colloquy.

    2. I'm a sucker for intensely enjambed verse, as well as elliptical and suggestive writing about everyday experience, and multi-sectioned long poems. And most of the imagery is drawn from NYC. So this book was pretty much up my alley.

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