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Oracle: Poems

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Description for Oracle: Poems Paperback. A witty and elegiac new collection from the author of "exhilarating, fierce [and] powerful" verse (Robert Pinsky, Washington Post). Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; DCF; JFSL3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 133. .
The speakers of Oracle occupy the outer-borough cityscape of New York's Staten Island, where they move through worlds glittering with refuse and peopled by ghosts-of a dead lover, of a friend lost to suicide, of a dog with glistening eyes. Marvin's haunting, passionate poems explore themes of loss, of the vulnerability of womanhood in a world hostile to it, and of the fraught, strangely compelling landscape of adolescence.

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WW Norton & Co
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About Cate Marvin
Cate Marvin is the author of Fragment of the Head of a Queen and World's Tallest Disaster. A winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize and a Whiting Award, her poetry has been published in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, and elsewhere. A cofounder of VIDA and a professor of English at CUNY, she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey. ... Read more

Reviews for Oracle: Poems
Poems finely tuned ... full of inventive echoes and spring-loaded syntax.
Dialogist She takes no prisoners.
NPR Intense and intimate.
Rumpus Channels the colorful voices of Staten Island.
Vanity Fair Spectral, charged poems: a wild, ferocious bunch capable of emotional darkness, bound by a strong poetic I ... ... Read more

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