A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most critically admired poets “What has restlessness been for?” In Wild Is the Wind, Carl Phillips reflects on love as depicted in the jazz standard for which the book is named—love at once restless, reckless, and yet desired for its potential to bring stability. In the process, he pitches estrangement against communion, examines the past as history versus the past as memory, and reflects on the past’s capacity both to teach and to mislead us—also to make us hesitate in the face of love, given the loss and damage that are, often enough, love’s fallout. How “to say no to despair”? How to take perhaps that greatest risk, the risk of believing in what offers no guarantee? These poems that, in their wedding of the philosophical, meditative, and lyric modes, mark a new stage in Phillips’s remarkable work, stand as further proof that “if Carl Phillips had not come onto the scene, we would have needed to invent him. His idiosyncratic style, his innovative method, and his unique voice are essential steps in the evolution of the craft” (Judith Kitchen, The Georgia Review).
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-13 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In January of 2012 there were over 217,000 men and women locked up in Federal Prisons throughout the United States, along with another two million people behind bars in cities and county jails. By far, the US incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world, including
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Associated University Presse
Women's everyday choices can engender revolutionary acts. This collection gathers essays that build upon this premise and examines the ways in which eighteenth-century women defied not only the restrictions their own culture sought to enforce, but also the restrictions our historical and literary understandings have created.