Maggie Nelson's third collection of poems combines a wanderer's attention
to landscape with a deeply personal exploration of desire, heartbreak,
resilience, accident, and flux. Something Bright, Then Holes explores the
problem of losing then recovering sight and insight - of feeling lost, then
found, then lost again. The book's three sections range widely, and include
a long sequence of Niedecker-esque meditations written at the shore of a
polluted urban canal, a harrowing long poem written at a friend's hospital
bedside, and a series of unsparing, crystalline lyrics honoring the
conjoined forces of love and sorrow. Whatever the style, the poems are
linked by Nelson's singular poetic voice, as sly and exacting as it is raw.
The collection is a testament to Nelson's steadfast commitment to chart the
facts of feeling, whatever they are, and at whatever the cost.

Maggie Nelson—Something Bright, Then Holes

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  • 9781786995735