The Curiosities

The Curiosities

by Brittany Perham
The Curiosities

The Curiosities

by Brittany Perham

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Overview

Brittany Perham’s first collection, THE CURIOSITIES, fixes its sure and unsettling gaze on daughters and fathers, sisters and brothers, madness, sickness, longing and love. These poems make up a cabinet of curiosities because they hold what is fascinating or frightening, beautiful or awesome— a “stomach plumed by syringe,” a “zoo’s lost leopard,” a “forest of high-waisted trees”— up to the eye. In their image-making, the poems place language itself beneath the glass slide of a microscope in order to discern its component structures, its natural patterns. Curiosity here is a way of looking—unsatisfiable, looping back on itself, yielding only further questions. In these uncanny and passionate poems our own lives are made strange to us, and we are wonderstruck.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602355378
Publisher: Parlor Press, LLC
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Series: Free Verse Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 73
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Brittany Perham is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow from 2009-2011. Her work may be found in the Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Lo-Ball, Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.
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