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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This Connection of Everyone With Lungs

I’m excited to read more of your work. Sep 09, C. The bow tie pattern is the most efficient. However, the rest of the book is a really plodding, melodramatic example of pseudopolitical evwryone hand-wringing. Jul 30, Gary McDowell rated it it was ok Shelves: I have no idea when our everykne will feel very good to one of us or to all of us together or to none of us.

Exactly how is one supposed to feel? Usually they’re either awfully-written fiction or dry, ponderous, textbook-like nonfiction.

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

A 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 lung of drawing connections.

Make of that what you will, but Slahr 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 University of California PressReviewed by Monica Fambrough We begin with cells, and in beginning with cells, already we are taking on a fundamental contradiction.

Refresh and try again. What the skin contains is a different sort of accumulation.

It has an incantatory quality as well reminding one of Stein. But there is no efficient way. The book touches on the great events of life after and how all interconnectedness became even more obvious to those who witnessed the changes that our world has seen in the last 10 years. Oh the soft breeze at five to ten miles per hour. This means you will always be able to read us without roadblocks or barriers to entry. A Political and Literary Forum.


No matter who we are, no matter where we are from, we are connected with these things.

Jul 18, Kat rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finally, the violence occupies the bodies of beloveds in lines that draw the seeming contradictions together, in bed with each other: But every once in a while I come across a book of poetry so outright horrendous that I simply can’t bring myself to read one more word of it, no matter how little I have left. How responsible are the cells for the witg of the larger organism, however far removed?

Very few poets write poems that I have been able to relate to. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here There are many examples such as sleeping, the bed, the birds singing outside in the morning, the sound of planes fly over, ships put off from ports.

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, everyohe revolving around anger and guilt, in a very sec yet sensitive manner is beyond amazing.

Nov 08, Martha Chudy rated it it was ok. Thank you Kristin for lending me this collection of poems! Meditative, sorrowful, and beautiful. She succeeds in blending emotional reactions to the attack with political tracts on American imperialism, using form and language to revitalize the debate.

Feb 22, Anne rated it it was amazing.

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Spahr is beautiful and heartbreaking. It is very, very rare that I do it with poetry.

My analysis on Juliana Spahr’s “This Connection of Everyone with lungs” | JACKSON CHEN

The warehouse and the distributor and the mall and the salesclerk separate us from the Indonesian laborer who makes our blouse, but they also connect us to her. The book’s focus shifts between local and global, public and private, individual and social.

I truly have never read anything like this. Feb 08, Kate rated it liked it Recommends it for: New California Poetry 1 – 10 of 33 books.

I speak of the forty-seven dead in Caracas. Beautiful book, and 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 thia of injustice.

Jul 01, Leah Paul rated it liked it. Notify me of new posts via email. Make a tax-deductible donation today. Juliana Spahr born is kf American poet, critic, and editor.

Though these poems have their moments, generally I didn’t connect with them. Thus, we encounter genocide alongside celebrity lawsuits. Light and aromatherapy might help treat dementia, a patient sues a surgeon who left in the middle of surgery to pay his bills, cruise passengers continue to have diarrhea and nausea and yet continue to go on cruises, fires burn in Edinburgh, Hussein apologizes for invading Kuwait, United Airlines continues to lose eight million a day, Mars might have been a cold, dry planet when it was first formed, the Cheeky Girls knock Eminem off the charts, and still a ship fuels up and slips out of port.