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By Brenda Shaughnessy

In her moment publication, winner of the distinguished James Laughlin Award, Brenda Shaughnessy faucets into issues that experience encouraged period after period of poets. Love. intercourse. discomfort. The heavens. The lack of time. the bizarre miracle of notion. half confessional, half ny tuition, and half simply simple lover of the English language, Shaughnessy distills the large questions into sharp rhythms and inviting lyrics. "You're a device, moon. / Now, midday. There's a hero." grasp of numerous dictions, she dwells right here on quirky phrases, mouthfuls of consonance and assonance—anodyne, astrolabe, alizarin—then catches her readers up brief with a string of robust monosyllables. "I'll take / a yr of that. simply provide it again to me." as well as its verbal play, Human darkish With Sugar demonstrates the poet's ease in a number of genres, from "Three Sorries" (in which the speaker concludes, "I'm no longer sorry. no longer sorry at all"), to a chain of prose poems on a lover's physique, to the dialogue of a annoying dream. during this caffeine jolt of a publication, Shaughnessy confirms her prestige as a poet of intoxicating traces, pointed, poignant reviews on love, and compelling summary photos —not the least of that is human darkish with sugar.

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