Interior with Sudden Joy: Poems

Interior with Sudden Joy Poems The Next Illogical Step In Love Poetry The next illogical step in love poetryThe most inscrutable beautiful names in this worldalways do sound like diseases It is because they are engorged G I am a fo

  • Title: Interior with Sudden Joy: Poems
  • Author: Brenda Shaughnessy
  • ISBN: 9780374526986
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Next Illogical Step In Love Poetry The next illogical step in love poetryThe most inscrutable beautiful names in this worldalways do sound like diseases.It is because they are engorged G I am a fool.What we feel in the solar plexus wrecks us.Halfway squatting on a crate where feeling happened Caresses from Dear Gonglya, At once hyper contemporary and archaic,The Next Illogical Step In Love Poetry The next illogical step in love poetryThe most inscrutable beautiful names in this worldalways do sound like diseases.It is because they are engorged G I am a fool.What we feel in the solar plexus wrecks us.Halfway squatting on a crate where feeling happened Caresses from Dear Gonglya, At once hyper contemporary and archaic, erotic, indecorous, and extravagant like nobody else, Brenda Shaughnessy seeks outrageous avenues of access to the heart, This strumpet muscle under your breast describing you minutely, Volupt, volupt.

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    About “Brenda Shaughnessy

    • Brenda Shaughnessy

      Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa, Japan, in 1970 and grew up in Southern California She received her B.A in literature and women s studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and she earned an M.F.A at Columbia University.She is the author of Human Dark with Sugar Copper Canyon Press, 2008 , winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Interior with Sudden Joy Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1999 , which was nominated for the PEN Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, a Lambda Literary Award, and the Norma Farber First Book Award Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Bomb, Boston Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney s, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and elsewhere.About her work, the poet Richard Howard writes The resonance of Shaughnessy s poems is that of someone speaking out of an ecstasy and into an ecstasy, momentarily pausing to let us in on the fun, the pain Shaughnessy is the recipient of a Bunting Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and a Japan U.S Friendship Commission Artist Fellowship She is the poetry editor at Tin House magazine and currently teaches creative writing at Princeton University and Eugene Lang College at the New School.

    370 thoughts on “Interior with Sudden Joy: Poems


    • Per a recommendation, I picked up the work of Brenda Shaughnessy Her language made my head spin with its diversity and color I kept going to the dictionary, wondering what a cool word exactly meant But I didn t sense much significance and emotion beyond that Poetry that plays with language is excellent But poetry that plays with language while communicating something essential about truth, beauty, life and love is awe inspiring.Sample Still Life, with Gloxinia I will make something of you both p [...]


    • I adored this collection.It is so unique and quirky and dark and sordid and titillatingIt is meaty even, except the meat is cut into tainted cubes and exotically florid squiggles.In a way, it reminded me of the music of Rasputina, a band I really like, but even better, because this is poetry.I really must secure her newest collection, ASAP.


    • s it is, she is sort of smooshy and they are all love poems and they try to be something in leather but really it s not that, it s sort of nothing they way the poems are and the way she was too young to have them in print when they were printed, so the book is ehh and ehh and oh well.


    • The precision of the vocabulary and sound play is astonishing Truly a unique language she has invented this medieval, ice sharp, playful, erotic music Some of her poems go too far into the sound play for me to understand they get too obscure for me But overall, I really liked the originality, flair, subject matter, sounds this is a take on sex from a voice that is like a Victorian sonnet crossed with some sort of dungeon liquor Favorite poems Dear Gonglya, Rise, Fortune, Your One Good Dress, Epi [...]


    • Meh I really felt a lot of the word choices and imagery in these poems were really overblown and melodramatic It became a bit exhausting to read them all, with lines such as I will kill you with the blistering foods of a Crimean war,sluiced with a dura mater s soldier ration of tinymoistures, in this temple of my tryst with the daughterof the red god s red dogI mean, don t get me wrong I like poetry that uses large overblown imagery and big smart words Lots of other modern poets use imagery from [...]


    • Basically my favorite book of poems ever, I don t understand why I initially gave this four stars After reading it millions of times over the last couple of years infinite stars, infinite


    • There were lines that would occasionally surprise entice me, but this whole book is just too out there for me I couldn t connect to any of these poems, much less understand them What can I say I m not a critic, I m just a lady who likes who poetry a bit easier to understand and relate to If that makes me a terrible reader, then so be it.


    • for me, the consistency of her tone and style ended up working against her, creating a uniformity that kinda precluded anything from sticking out or being memorable she s very talented, no doubt but her poems are very dense and often don t flow enough to make for an enjoyable read felt a bit like work to make it through, though when I followed closely there was a decent payoff.


    • I wanted to like this book than I did I wanted from it, or maybe just less opacity There are moments where the play of words, the rhythm of them, feels perfect, and there are images that coalesce, but much of this collection stayed vague, just out of reach I loved Transpassional, though the whole last half of it, especially, is just about perfect, funny and plaintive and sweet.


    • I m not exactly sure how to rate this book because it has quotes in my make shift notebook than any other poetry book this year, but at the same time I didn t love it I think I recommend it, I think I can, I think I can Here is my review booksandbowelmovements.wordpre


    • The language of this book is solid, the sort of words and syntax I appreciate having around in my head But maybe I object to the melodrama of it all It pulls linguistic and emotive tricks but I m left mostly unimpressed, unsympathetic It is an aggressive collection of poems, in a way, hard to puzzle, or to ignore.


    • Is it just me or this book is hard to read, like a trying hard high brow poetry collection While I got the images and messages of some select poems, majority of them, however, were hard to grasp I guess I m just used to Lang Leav poetries that are so in your face.


    • This is a book called desire machine As in the words of the sentences are turned on some metonymic or punning or definition axis so that they all are jump jumping off the page in a grand grotesque parade.



    • At home in desire, desire is breadwhose flour, water, salt, and yeast,not yet confused, are still, at least,in the soil, the sea, the mine, the dead from Rise


    • Shaughnessy is probably one of my favorite current She was born in 1970 poets She s hip, ultra sexual, and sharp I only wish the book were longer.


    • Brenda s still a great poet, but unquestionably her second book Human Dark With Sugar, which I read first was way better.






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