Reck: Poems Leslie Harrison

Reck: Poems

Author: Leslie Harrison
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Book Title
Reck: Poems
Author
Leslie Harrison
ISBN
9781629222356
Fifteenth-century theologian and philosopher Nicholas Malebranche said that attentiveness is the natural prayer of the soul. The title of this third collection by National Book Award finalist Harrison means both to pay attention to, and to be concerned by. These strange and moving poems take as one of their central tenets that the act of paying attention engenders care, empathy, and love. From the widest lenses--history, time itself, the abandoned machines of space, ancient plagues, and the moon--to the smallest creatures we share the imperiled planet with--mice, wood frogs, birds, bats, and bees--the poems of Reck ask what it means to live and how we can love in our historical moment, beset as we are by climate change, pandemic, war and cataclysms great and small. An early poem invites-- Come be with me we have tickets for the end/ of the world. By turns funny, bitter, and deeply lyrical, this is a book of love, attention, concern, and grief.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Leslie HarrisonPublisher: University of Akron PressPublished: 03/14/2023ISBN: 9781629222356Pages: 92
Fifteenth-century theologian and philosopher Nicholas Malebranche said that attentiveness is the natural prayer of the soul. The title of this third collection by National Book Award finalist Harrison means both to pay attention to, and to be concerned by. These strange and moving poems take as one of their central tenets that the act of paying attention engenders care, empathy, and love. From the widest lenses--history, time itself, the abandoned machines of space, ancient plagues, and the moon--to the smallest creatures we share the imperiled planet with--mice, wood frogs, birds, bats, and bees--the poems of Reck ask what it means to live and how we can love in our historical moment, beset as we are by climate change, pandemic, war and cataclysms great and small. An early poem invites-- Come be with me we have tickets for the end/ of the world. By turns funny, bitter, and deeply lyrical, this is a book of love, attention, concern, and grief.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Leslie Harrison
Publisher: University of Akron Press
Published: 03/14/2023
ISBN: 9781629222356
Pages: 92
Fifteenth-century theologian and philosopher Nicholas Malebranche said that attentiveness is the natural prayer of the soul. The title of this third collection by National Book Award finalist Harrison means both to pay attention to, and to be concerned by. These strange and moving poems take as one of their central tenets that the act of paying attention engenders care, empathy, and love. From the widest lenses--history, time itself, the abandoned machines of space, ancient plagues, and the moon--to the smallest creatures we share the imperiled planet with--mice, wood frogs, birds, bats, and bees--the poems of Reck ask what it means to live and how we can love in our historical moment, beset as we are by climate change, pandemic, war and cataclysms great and small. An early poem invites-- Come be with me we have tickets for the end/ of the world. By turns funny, bitter, and deeply lyrical, this is a book of love, attention, concern, and grief.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Leslie Harrison
Publisher: University of Akron Press
Published: 03/14/2023
ISBN: 9781629222356
Pages: 92