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The Carrying: Poems

The Carrying: Poems

Limón, Ada

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Publisher Price: $16.00

ISBN10: 1571315136
ISBN13: 9781571315137
Publisher: Milkweed Ed
Published: Apr 13 2021
Pages: 120
Weight: 0.35
Height: 0.50 Width: 5.30 Depth: 8.30
Language: English

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD

From National Book Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying--her most powerful collection yet.

Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?--and a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: Every song of this country / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal. And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. Fine then, / I'll take it, she writes. I'll take it all.

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