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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Only read it once though, so I’ll try it again. Thank you Kristin for lending me this collection of poems! While she is occupied with Brad, and we are occupied with their exclusive Us Weekly photo spread, Iraq is occupied by the U.

Microreview: Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone With Lungs | Boston Review

This is a poem that both invokes Whitman and silences him. Page after page, the tone remains flat—masterfully and relentlessly consistent—emphasizing the level to which beauty and atrocity can become mundane information.

Books by Juliana Spahr. This review previously appeared in CutBank Poetry 65 So, the questions that Spahr asking is clear: A fuller connecrion of the sentiment: From a post-structural standpoint, at least, variation within repetition is a powerful form of resistance, linguistically or socially, because it demonstrates that change is possible even in hegemonic structures.


This Connection of Everyone With Lungs by Juliana Spahr

Return to Book Page. Sep 06, Reader rated it did not like it Shelves: Oddly in all the specifics of war and death, I felt there was a lack of specificity. Feb 08, Kate rated it liked it Recommends it for: Oh the soft breeze at five to ten pf per hour.

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Poetry can recognize a contradiction without taking sides. Weekly Newsletter Poetry Matters: During the bombing, beloveds, our life goes on as usual. Notify me of new comments via email.

This Connection of Everyone With Lungs

There are these things: As the book moves on from the abstraction and biology of these earlier statements, into more politically explicit territory, it becomes clear that tyis sense of separation is lngs renders us incapable of seeing our own complicity in the behaviors of larger systems. Your email address will not be published. What the skin contains is a different sort of accumulation.

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.


I was a bit dubious about this book when I started out. The book made me realize, too, how often contemporary poetry disappoints me–though there’s a lot of it I love and find necessary, spxhr it doesn’t seem to do what this book does, i. Everyday speech is pre-empted: Exactly how is one supposed to feel?

Microreview: Juliana Spahr, This Connection of Everyone With Lungs

It is a connected universe as Spahr so forcefully and powerfully reminds us. Poetics of weak liberalism.

They function as individual units of a whole: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But the book as a whole blew me away. I suppose that is up to the individual poet Aug 26, Craig rated it it was ok.

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