The two yvonnes greenbaum jessica. Two Yvonnes: Poems by Jessica Greenbaum 2019-03-19

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The Two Yvonnes : Jessica Greenbaum : 9780691156637

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

Greenbaum deals especially well with the tricky, cliché-ridden subject of joy. Greenbaum's subjects may be quotidian, but a handful of poems have an originality and insight that moved me. Favorite places to go in Brooklyn not involving reading or writing? Summary This is the second collection from a Brooklyn poet whose work many readers will know from the New Yorker. Her cries impersonated all the world;The fountain's bubbling speech was just a trick But still I turned and looked, as she implored, Or leaned toward muffled noises through the bricks:Just radio, whose waves might be her wav-ering, whose pitch might be her quavering, I turned toward, where, the sirens might be 'Save Me, ' 'Help me, ' 'Mommy, Mommy'--everything She, too, had said, since sloughing off the world. The land behind high school had never been bigger, or more friendly. Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, home away from home.

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Jessica Greenbaum

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

She took to bed, and now her voice stays fused To air like outlines of a bygone girl; The streets, the lake, the room--just places bruised Without her form, the way your sheets still hold Rough echoes of the risen sleeper, cold. In it we find Greenbaum, in her clear, Brooklyn vernacular--usually in the first person--exploring the preoccupations of Inventing Difficulty: issues of story and history, of the places that we inhabit and those that inhabit us, especially the specular urban turf of the city. A pure Brooklyn story, from wing-nut to bear hug. One of Library Journal's Best Books in Poetry for 2012 Greenbaum's work, written in the everyday patois of urban Americans, has been characterized as edgy and idiosyncratic, localized and wry, and she's earned comparisons to Whitman and Hart Crane for her lyrical familiarity with the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and environs. Written in 'plain American that cats and dogs can read, ' as Marianne Moore phrased it, these contemporary lyrics bring forward the challenges of Wisława Szymborska, the reportage of Yehuda Amichai, and the formal forays of Marilyn Hacker. What do you like most about it? After exchanging life stories, tears, laughs and a hug, we seem committed to a life of friendship. In it we find Greenbaum, in her clear, Brooklyn vernacular--usually in the first person--exploring the preoccupations of Inventing Difficulty: issues of story and history, of the places that we inhabit and those that inhabit us, especially the specular urban turf of the city.

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The Two Yvonnes: Poems by Jessica Greenbaum

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

In her second collection, which was released more than a decade after her first, Jessica Greenbaum's New York city plain speech narrative poetry re-emerges. Namely, it seems looser, rangier: the lines are longer the voice is more distinct, more at the forefront of the poem. Moving from 1960s Long Island, to 1980s Houston, to today's Brooklyn, the poems range in subject from the pages of the Talmud to a squirrel trapped in a kitchen. The obfuscation is purposeful and the journey to the conclusion is circuitous. Wait, while the shooter sized up the competition or focused his solitary mind, and then the bomb-fuse ticktickticktick while he feinted right, moved left, setting up the shot and the listener not trying to listen and then the blank space of the arcing quiet as he shoots. Twas just me, the Hasidim, the Latino communities, a hutch full of dishes and every greeting card my grandmother had received in her 90 years. Jessica Greenbaum brings a sparkling imagination and a vital, divine impatience to American poetry.

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The Two Yvonnes: Poems by Jessica Greenbaum

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

She took to bed, and now her voice stays fused To air like outlines of a bygone girl; The streets, the lake, the room—just places bruised Without her form, the way your sheets still hold Rough echoes of the risen sleeper, cold. I bought a bike first wrote book by accident! In it we find Greenbaum, in her clear, Brooklyn vernacular--usually in the first person--exploring the preoccupations of Inventing Difficulty: issues of story and history, of the places that we inhabit and those that inhabit us, especially the specular urban turf of the city. It was the most comfortable privacy I had experienced. But she lets the ambiguity of her narrative topics become the space for negative capacity. The book asks at heart: how does life present itself to us, and how do we create value from our delights and losses? Moving from 1960s Long Island, to 1980s Houston, to today's Brooklyn, the poems range in subject from the pages of the Talmud to a squirrel trapped in a kitchen. In one sense, Jessica Greenbaum's poems are incisively local--that Brooklyn landscape out of Whitman and Hart Crane. She took to bed, and now her voice stays fused To air like outlines of a bygone girl;The streets, the lake, the room--just places bruised Without her form, the way your sheets still hold Rough echoes of the risen sleeper, cold.

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The Two Yvonnes

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

How we need her, right about now! This poem is also something like a wall of smoke: it looks substantial, but when you try to wrap your arms around it it disperses only to gather again when you move away. . Greenbaum's concerns are aging in the city--a young poet who is no longer all that young and thus so are the collections concerns: a In her second collection, which was released more than a decade after her first, Jessica Greenbaum's New York city plain speech narrative poetry re-emerges. This is the second collection from a Brooklyn poet whose work many readers will know from the New Yorker. A two-hour coffee-drinking buffer twixt me and the rest of the world, with laptop or paper and pencil.

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Greenbaum, J.: The Two Yvonnes: Poems (Paperback and Ebook)

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

Gardens, or Prospect Park, heaven on earth. Because of my great fortune of being able to live here with my family. Jessica Greenbaum's narrative poems, in which objects and metaphor share highest honors, attempt revelation through close observation of the everyday. Jessica Greenbaum's narrative poems, in which objects and metaphor share highest honors, attempt revelation through close observation of the everyday. She stays resolutely rooted in the down-to-earth, the comic, the commonsensical, and the moral, while not evading the sad and grievous. What are you working on right now? Entering her narrative-driven world feels like an exhilarating roller coaster ride or a kaleidoscope of surprises.

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Jessica Greenbaum

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

Moving from 1960s Long Island, to 1980s Houston, to today's Brooklyn, the poems range in subject from the pages of the Talmud to a squirrel trapped in a kitchen. Those were the two hopes. This is the second collection from a Brooklyn poet whose work many readers will know from the New Yorker. Jessica Greenbaum's narrative poems, in which objects and metaphor share highest honors, attempt revelation through close observation of the everyday. The book asks at heart: how does life present itself to us, and how do we create value from our delights and losses? She stays resolutely rooted in the down-to-earth, the comic, the commonsensical, and the moral, while not evading the sad and grievous.

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Jessica Greenbaum

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

This is the second collection from a Brooklyn poet whose work many readers will know from the New Yorker. Share with us a defining Brooklyn experience, good, bad or in between. She took to bed, and now her voice stays fused To air like outlines of a bygone girl; The streets, the lake, the room--just places bruised Without her form, the way your sheets still hold Rough echoes of the risen sleeper, cold. Greenbaum's gift is how transparent her poetry is without feeling gimmicky, there is no arcane trickery of poems here. And trying to write poems. Riding on Kenneth Koch's instruction to 'find one true feeling and hang on, ' The Two Yvonnes overtakes the present with candor, meditation, and the classic aspiration to shape lyric into a lasting force.

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Jessica Greenbaum: “The Two Yvonnes”

the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

If I am teaching or running a good group, may they go well! Be it a kibbutz outside Tel Aviv, or Texas in the twentieth century, hers is a truly cosmopolitan perspective, refreshing and unique, but now practiced and increasingly refined. Streaming Nancy When the subway doors opened skunk wafted over the platform, and the confluence —14th Street: where it all comes together! Then I went on a blind date with a fellow who lived across the Navy Yard in and, dear reader, I married him. Her poetry is full of brilliant phrases but it also respects ambivalence and loss, the silences between people and things, the heartache inhering in the most loving family. Her poems and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Nation, Poetry, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Greenbaum's poems are domestic and communal, buttressed by a sustaining network of allegiances and loyalties among a circle of friends and family. Greenbaum's gift is how transparent her poetry is without feeling gimmicky, there is no arcane trickery of poems here.

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the two yvonnes greenbaum jessica

The book asks at heart: how does life present itself to us, and how do we create value from our delights and losses? Moving from 1960s Long Island, to 1980s Houston, to today's Brooklyn, the poems range in subject from the pages of the Talmud to a squirrel trapped in a kitchen. But the main attraction was the fair itself, that it fit, nearly uniquely, the illustrations set before us in books and movies, of our lives, and now, on one blessed let-it-last Saturday afternoon we could try winning, wandering to a score of circus music as real kids. Close race twixt and Walt Whitman. This is the second collection from a Brooklyn poet whose work many readers will know from the New Yorker. They are wry, hilarious, and wacky at times, heartbreakingly sad at others. The book asks at heart: how does life present itself to us, and how do we create value from our delights and losses? Be it a kibbutz outside Tel Aviv, or Texas in the twentieth century, hers is a truly cosmopolitan perspective, refreshing and unique, but now practiced and increasingly refined.

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