By Franz Wright

During this gorgeous assortment, Franz Wright chronicles the adventure again from a spot of isolation and wordlessness. After a interval while it appeared sure he might by no means write poetry back, he speaks with bracing readability concerning the twilit global that lies among insanity and sanity, dependancy and restoration. Wright negotiates the precarious transition from disorder to overall healthiness in a kingdom of skeptical rapture, studying alongside the way in which the pleasure of love--both divine and human--and discovering that even the main battered cognizance could be stable corporation.

Whether he's writing approximately his remorse for the abortion of a kid, describing the mechanics of slander ("I can simply listen them at the cell and keening all their kissy little knives"), or composing an ironic ode to himself ("To a Blossoming Nut Case"), Wright's poems are exquisitely specified. Charles Simic has characterised him as a poetic miniaturist, whose "secret ambition is to write down an epic at the within a matchbook cover." many times, Wright activates a dime in a number of short traces, exposing the darkish comedy and poignancy of his heightened belief.

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