On the Desire to Levitate: Poems (Hollis Summers Poetry by Alison Powell

By Alison Powell

On the need to Levitate is the 1st choice of poems through Alison Powell. This notable assortment comprises brilliant, unflinching meditations on getting older, mythology, poetry, and family members. In tight, stylish traces that trade among homage and elegy, those poems discover recognized topics with a rebellious eye: a defeated Hercules and a sour Eurydice, a sympathetic Lucifer, and generations of adolescent ladies as legendary adventurers relocating inside a liked yet confining Midwest. but in Powell's skillful palms, hassle by no means overtakes: as pass judgement on Charles Hood writes, “There's frequently a scrumptious humor during this paintings, and continually a deep and lasting integrity.”

Winner of the 2013 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

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