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Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born

Voice's Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born

by Anne Waldman

Published by: Coffee House Press

160 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781566894388
  • Published: June 2016


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Coming in the wake of her vast and magnificent epic (The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment), this volume brings Anne Waldman’s work into the more intimate, paradoxical folds of poetic (and prophetic) knowledge. This should not suggest that Voice's Daughter of a Heart Yet to Be Born is a book of small things; it is anything but. Juxtaposing lyric arcana, journalism, critical fragments, visions of mythic and mystic beings, narrative, polemics, and even ekphrasis, Waldman has created a work that is simultaneously jeremiad and psalm. It is, then, both fearful and celebratory, an epic of a ‘time before birth.’

Praise for Anne Waldman:

"Waldman brings her wild, oracular voice to the environmental questions that currently bedevil us." —Booklist

From "Citadels Thel Leaves Ringing":

We got to Mars. We circle asteroids with a strange anticipation. We go interstellar. We like the sound of wormhole. Its magic. Thel without footprint, without trace, desiccated, desolate, nothing around, nugatory. Thel who talks with worm. Thel a figment in the mind of becoming-in-life, of potential, of not-becoming-yet in-mind, just got dreamed up, a proposal is Thel's gambit for one who would be cautious. Caution trumps curious.