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Radial Symmetry (Hardcover): Katherine Larson
Radial Symmetry (Hardcover): Katherine Larson

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Radial Symmetry (Hardcover)

Katherine Larson; Foreword by Louise Gluck

Series: Yale Series of Younger Poets

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Katherine Larson is the winner of the 2010 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. With "Radial Symmetry", she has created a transcendent body of poems that flourish in the liminal spaces that separate scientific inquiry from empathic knowledge, astute observation from sublime witness. Larson's inventive lyrics lead the reader through vertiginous landscapes - geographical, phenomenological, psychological - while always remaining attendant to the speaker's own fragile, creaturely self. An experienced research scientist and field ecologist, Larson dazzles with these sensuous and sophisticated poems, grappling with the powers of poetic imagination as well as the frightful realization of the human capacity for ecological destruction. The result is a profoundly moving collection: eloquent in its lament and celebration. Metamorphosis [an excerpt]: We dredge the stream with soup strainers and separate dragonfly and damselfly nymphs - their eyes like inky bulbs, jaws snapping at the light as if the world was full of tiny traps, each hairpin mechanism tripped for transformation. Such a ricochet of appetites insisting life, life, life against the watery dark, the tuberous reeds.


Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Yale Series of Younger Poets
Release date: May 2011
First published: April 2011
Authors: Katherine Larson
Foreword by: Louise Gluck
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-16919-5
Barcode: 9780300169195
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LSN: 0-300-16919-1

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