The facts / Therese Lloyd.
By: Lloyd, Therese.Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2018Description: 78 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561810; 1776561813.Subject(s): New Zealand poetry -- 21st centuryDDC classification: NZ821.3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
he is made of blood she raises herself up to be seen The superb second book by the author of the acclaimed 2013 collection Other Animals traces the course of a failing marriage, while illuminating the ways in which art and poetry are essential to life. Deeply felt and lyrically arresting, The Facts offers poems that move with honesty and formal intelligence through matters of creativity and love. Praise for The Facts 'Therese Lloyd goes deeper, weirder and darker than anyone else. She creeps me out. I love her for her uncomfortable honesty, her humour, and her fierce interrogation of living. The Facts is mesmerisingly beautiful, and shocking in its intensity. This is already one of my favourite NZ books. It won't make you feel any better.' --Hera Lindsay Bird 'Bright-edged, daring, humane poems. A remarkable book.' --Anne Kennedy Therese Lloyd's poems have appeared in publications including Sport, Landfall, Hue & Cry, Jacket2, Metro, Turbine, and the AUP series New Zealand Poets in Performance. In 2007, having received a Schaeffer Fellowship, she spent a year attending the acclaimed Iowa Writer's Workshop. In 2017, she completed a PhD at the International Institute of Modern Letters, in which she examined the role of ekphrasis in Canadian poet Anne Carson's work. In 2018 Therese is Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. Cover: Heather Straka, Honey Trap 12
Time. [to begin] -- This time around -- On metaphysical insight -- Evenflow -- On looking at photographs in high school yearbooks -- Y2K -- Office at night -- Pastoral -- The semiotician in the dark -- Desire. Western motel -- Blindsided -- Wood tiger meets fire dog -- Democratic moves -- The soft body of desire creeps like a bug over you -- Imogen -- By Sunday -- After Mallarme -- The facts -- Absence. Mr Anne Carson -- Happy birthday NJ -- Deep excavation -- The bowmen -- Image and influence: your me-ness is I-with -- Now here -- Memoria verborum -- Rebound -- Funeral playlist -- A day, January -- King of the wood -- 'Light and things' -- Roast lamb for Christmas dinner, for example -- Eleven a.m.
"Guided by the work of Anna Carson, these poems trace the end of a marriage, a toxic love affair, age and aging, and the deeper question of spiritual meaning. Running throughout is Therese Lloyd's quest to prove that art is essential to life"--Back cover.