Threnody

Threnody

by Patterson Juliet

Published by: Nightboat Books

96 pages, 5.50 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781937658557
  • Published: November 2016

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Part lamentation, part ode, Threnody (the word originates from the Greek, threnos, “wailing” and oide “ode.”), examines the beauty and violence of our present ecological moment with a lyric and meditative eye. Concerned with the precise relationship of components in the world these poems exist in the overlap between imagination and fact, truth and history, territory and map, the living and the dead. “Juliet Patterson’s poems are entirely themselves; they use time and the eye and tongue—all the body, as thought and insight, inside and outside history.” – Jean Valentine