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A witty and elegiac new collection from the author of "exhilarating, fierce [and] powerful” verse (Robert Pinsky, Washington Post).
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.
- July 2016
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 96 pages
- Sales Territory: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“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 . . . a successful call to arms.” — Publisher's Weekly
“These are poems of feeling, memory, and calamity, of a life lived near the edge and an edge that nevertheless always resolves itself into a haunting ethical music. This is a wonderful collection of poems. It makes a powerful claim on the reader at every turn, on every page.” — Eavan Boland