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It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful (Penguin Poets)

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A powerful new collection from poet, essayist, and frequent New Yorker contributor Lia Purpura
Lia Purpura has won national acclaim as both a poet and an essayist. The exquisitely rendered poems in this, her fourth collection, reach back to an early affinity for proverbs and riddles and the proto-poetry found in those forms. Taking on epic subjects--time and memory, metamorphosis and indeterminacy, the complicated nature of beauty, wordless states of being--each poem explores a bright, crisp, singular moment of awareness or shock or revelation.  Purpura reminds us that short poems, never merely brief nor fragmentary, can transcend their size, like small dogs, espresso, a drop of mercury.

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ISBN: 9780143126904
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 112
Size: 8.45" l x 5.47" w x 0.30"
Series: N/A

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