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Every Riven Thing: Poems (Hardcover)

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A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets

Every Riven Thing is Christian Wiman’s first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry so borne the stamp of necessity. Whether in stark, haiku-like descriptions of a cancer ward, surrealistic depictions of a social order coming apart, or fluent, defiant outpourings of praise, Wiman pushes his language and forms until they break open, revealing startling new truths within. The poems are joyful and sorrowful at the same time, abrasive and beautiful, densely physical and credibly mystical. They attest to the human hunger to feel existence, even at its most harrowing, and the power of art to make our most intense experiences not only apprehensible but transfiguring.

About the Author


Christian Wiman, born and raised in West Texas. He is the editor of "Poetry" and the author of two previous collections of poems, "Hard Night" (2005) and "The Long Home"" (2007)," and one collection of prose. He lives in Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780374150365
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Pages: 112
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