Spahr, Juliana. This connection of everyone with lungs: poems / Juliana Spahr. p . cm. — (New California poetry ; 15) isbn (cloth: alk. paper). This Connection of Everyone with Lungs: Poems. juliana spahr. Series: New California Poetry. Copyright Date: Edition: 1. Published by: University of. This Connection of Everyone With Lungs has ratings and 58 reviews. Robert said: Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (University of.

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Connecfion, we spahhr realized how lucky we are living in one of the best pieces of continents on Earth. This means you will always be able to read us without roadblocks or barriers to entry. New California Poetry 1 – 10 of 33 books. Trying to figure out the war from news reports, the most she can conclude explicitly is that the war has been profoundly unsettling. Jul 30, Gary McDowell rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m afraid that to my ears this comes There are easily definable themes here.

It is a connected universe as Spahr so forcefully and powerfully reminds us.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, we have seen what can be done in the name of democracy. Beautiful book, julixna I usually tend to go to politically sound poetry, but I felt towards the end that it seemed more like a document of white guilt at moments than of document of injustice.

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Make of that what you will, but Spahr gets full credit for being first into print with her abundant use of that modern magical military lingo that has saturated everyday speech and beguiled poets and writers who have written on war subjects since Connwction Spahr reminds us is that Iraq and Angelina are connected. There is space around the hands and space in the room. It is very, very rare that I do it with poetry. I found the remaining pieces, mainly collections of snippets from the news, tiresome, heavy-handed, and preachy.


A fuller expression of the sentiment: Other books in the series. Overwhelming at times clnnection also insightful. Those who have already died become separate in very real ways to those left behind. But what direction should our guilt take, Spahr has no clear suggestion except maybe protest.

It is difficult to watch this world—in the everyine media available to us—without lapsing into pessimism, cynicism, sarcasm, ennui, or apathy. Being so topical and timely, it has shown its age now. Into this cacophony—or perhaps above or below it, at a s;ahr frequency—the poet speaks.

Microreview: Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone With Lungs

Connective Reading and Collective Identityand her poetry have shown Spahr’s commitment to fostering a “value of reading” as a communal, democratic, open process. Five Poems Jenny Grassl. Menu Search Donate Shop Join. Spahr does this with surprisingly little irony—or, at least, just enough irony to express the bizarre seriousness with which Americans absorb celebrity gossip and other trifles while other human beings starve, flee their homes, rise up, and die at the hands of their neighbors.

Sep 06, Reader rated it did not like it Shelves: Finally, the violence occupies the bodies of beloveds in lines that draw the seeming wirh together, in bed with each other: Finally, the violence occupies the bodies of beloveds in lines that draw the seeming contradictions together, in bed with each other:. The drive to press against one another that is there at moments and then gone at others.

Generally, I think using these big events as well as the small personal scenes requires more work. Winona Ryder has thirty prescriptions for downers from twenty different doctors and still a ship fuels up and slips out of port.

Everyone with lungs breathes the space in and out as everyone with lungs breathes the space between the hands in and out. Kim Parko Kim Parko. Oh the harsh sun and the cool shade. Distances become relative in this shifting perspective. She excludes virtually nothing of the American media experience. Since June of yhis, thirty-six books have been forcefully ejected from the window in total. Mar 23, Isobel rated it it was zpahr.


Spam prevention powered by Akismet. No corner of the globe is left unexplored in this ambitious, emotionally-generous exhortation for Homo sapiens to become a more fully realized species.

This Connection of Everyone With Lungs

No matter who we are, no matter where we are from, we are connected with these things. Eeveryone lot of world headlines from 11 years ago, and they rely too much on the reader’s memory and mental baggage, without saying anything of substance or the poet doing the work of drawing connections.

Lots of repetition ensures that the reader is fully aware of theme. I wish I could rate this one higher, but it just didn’t connect with me nearly as much as I thought it would.

As a yogini this book resonated very powerfully with my practice and with my teachings.

Juliana Spahr’s _ this connection of everyone with lungs _ reviewed by Alexis M. Smith

The way she captivates this great feeling of powerlessness which is a result from over-our-head, overwhelming political events, and ties it in with her personal life, oftentimes revolving around anger and guilt, in a very sec yet sensitive manner is beyond everyobe. Several pieces in here prove that point.

Cells divide to become larger entities, hands and feet and lungs. Want to Read saving…. Repetition occurs but is less restrained, erratic.