The Messenger

The Messenger By Stephanie Pippin, In thrilling poems of metamorphosis and birth, death and dissolution, Stephanie Pippin s debut collection returns us to a world unshorn of wildness Delivering accident and hunger, love and grief, nature in these poems is beautiful and brutal, a hellish magnificence that both invites and denies the meanings we project onto it Refusing the domesticated comfort of our usuIn thrilling poems of metamorphosis and birth, death and dissolution, Stephanie Pippin s debut collection returns us to a world unshorn of wildness Delivering accident and hunger, love and grief, nature in these poems is beautiful and brutal, a hellish magnificence that both invites and denies the meanings we project onto it Refusing the domesticated comfort of our usual myths, Pippin reminds us of our place as creatures among others in a world where what isn t dead is dying, and where the thrill of predatory flight commingles with the desperation of the prey.This mesmerizing and astonishingly assured collection offers a message as harrowing as it is essential Faced with the hard master of necessity angel stinking of his own excitement and bare before what Mallarm called the horror of the forest, we are helpless, finally, to do anything to save what we love Our sole task, these poems insist, is to look on while we can, and to love harder.. The Messenger In thrilling poems of metamorphosis and birth death and dissolution Stephanie Pippin s debut collection returns us to a world unshorn of wildness Delivering accident and hunger love and grief natu

  • Title: The Messenger
  • Author: Stephanie Pippin
  • ISBN: 9781609381646
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Messenger”

    1. Disclaimer This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.Review to comeEDIT I absolutely adored these poems The poet did a phenomenal job.This is good, and you should feel good.

    2. Here is a profile on poet Stephanie Pippin and her award winning book, The Messenger riverfronttimes 2012 0

    3. Stephanie Pippin s collection of poetry in The Messenger is a deep contemplation on the apathetic cruelty of nature and the impact of man s thoughtless propensity to take without giving Loss is a prominent theme, told through the lives of birds and other animals.There is a tenor of melancholy rippling throughout the work what reads as a mournful longing for freedom I have always been bad at hanging on Even in this clearest of air I beg let me be wing without soul Flown Speaking of a doe If I cou [...]

    4. Oh boy oh boy This poetry collection was so my kind of thing It is something that I would write if I possessed as much talent as Stephanie Pippins The death and metamorphosis is in your face There s not much blood, but I m willing to excuse that because the poems are so damn good.The ARC has 35 poems, all having to do with change, dying, rebirth and bad, bad, things It must have been a trick of the mind, but I kept thinking black sludge was devouring the words as I swept my eyes over them There [...]

    5. Refusing the domesticated comfort of our usual myths, Pippin reminds us of our place as creatures among others in a world where what isn t dead is dying, and where the thrill of predatory flight commingles with the desperation of the prey Stephanie Pippin,indeed, drawing for us a set of dark color pictures of nature in them the main motive are the birds of prey She was certainly concentrated on the end scale of life,dealing with death and loss.Her poem is enchantingd her words penetrate the soul [...]

    6. The Messenger, Stephanie Pippin, ISBN 978 1 60938 164 6, University of Iowa Press Upon receiving the booklet from the University of Iowa Press, I wasn t exactly sure what I would fine But as I dove into the mosaic weaving of both prose and rhyme, I found the epistle of Pippin s poems to be different Different in a good way her poems are most certainly not usual She uses her words to remind us on what our behaviors each day.

    7. I got this as a pre read through Net Galley.I had a hard time getting into the collection of poems There were a lot of birds and I normally like birds, but I think I just got tired of so may in every poem None of the poems connected with me as a reader, and sadly, I didn t even pick out any favorite lines The poems were written well enough, they just didn t speak to me I ended up losing interest and not completing the collection.

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