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Dark Sky Question

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Dark Sky Question by Larissa Szporluk
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    Apr 20, 1998 | 96 Pages

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The best series currently introducing new writers to the public.—Booklist

“How different this work is from the generic poetry of the day! Larissa Szporluk has created a new world of syntax and tone. Her poetry, free of narcissism and autobiography, indentured to the irrational and oblique, is made from a displaced language ‘shaking to remember where it had owned.’ I’ve missed this feral fineness in poetry—a clarity that is not watered-down slice of life but l’eau of stain and midnight: good strange. God Strange, too, for Szporluk is a religious poet, with her own indelible realm of awakening. Dark Sky Question arises from and speaks to the limbic portion of mind, that understory concerned with emotion and motivation, a heady linguistic space that remembers when the poem was ‘a cage whose interior flew.'”—Alice Fulton, author of Dance Script with Electric Ballerina and Sensual Math

Praise for Larissa Szporluk
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“Her effects are breathtaking.”—Daniel L. Guillory, Library Journal

“Szporluk . . . weaves magic out of indeterminacy.”—Samuel Jay Keyser, Harvard Review

“If those two strange, haunted beings, Emily Dickinson and Georg Trakl, wedded, [Szporluk’s] poems might well be the offspring.”—Gregory Orr

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