Bone Pagoda

Bone Pagoda Poetry In these incisive poems Susan Tichy explores Vietnam the war and the country She has a keen eye and her perceptual clusters are widened and deepened by sharp moments of recognition Someone ha

  • Title: Bone Pagoda
  • Author: Susan Tichy
  • ISBN: 9780916272913
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry In these incisive poems, Susan Tichy explores Vietnam the war and the country She has a keen eye, and her perceptual clusters are widened and deepened by sharp moments of recognition Someone had drawn red circles where his eyes would be, she writes of a man who begs on the steps of a pagoda Just as the circles make a place to look, so these poems makePoetry In these incisive poems, Susan Tichy explores Vietnam the war and the country She has a keen eye, and her perceptual clusters are widened and deepened by sharp moments of recognition Someone had drawn red circles where his eyes would be, she writes of a man who begs on the steps of a pagoda Just as the circles make a place to look, so these poems make a haunting place from which to see Arthur Sze Language tracks loss, both personal and cultural, making of her poetics the discovery of truth in ash Michael Heller Susan Tichy teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at George Mason University, and when she is not teaching, she lives in a ghost town in the Colorado Rockie

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    About "Susan Tichy"

    1. Susan Tichy

      Susan Tichy is author of Gallowglass forthcoming in 2010 from Ahsahta Press , A Smell of Burning Starts the Day Wesleyan, 1988 , The Hands in Exile Random House, 1983 , a National Poetry Series selection, and Bone Pagoda Ahsahta Press, 2007 Her work has been recognized by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, by a Kayden Award for Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize Most recently, her poems have won awards from Indiana Review, Runes, and The Beloit Poetry Journal, which selected her poem Stork for the 2007 Chad Walsh Prize She currently serves as Poetry Editor for Practice New Writing Art.

    215 thoughts on “Bone Pagoda”

    1. The poetics of the book resists closure and resists representing the Vietnam war in brackets, as a done thing. Interrogations of language, memories encounters with artifacts of war, incorporated voices—from J. Edgar Hoover to Daniel Berrigan and George Oppen—are densely layered over one another in Tichy’s couplets. At times these elements become indistinct from one another, forming a highly volatile, complex present: He said: ‘The burning of paper instead of children’ Homemade napalm d [...]


    2. I still need to reread this book as I was mostly left with an impression and not much in the way of articulable thought. I can say that I started out not liking it that much, but as I often find to be the case with good poetry that challenges my desire for conventional syntax, I ended up really enjoying the voice and the mood of this book.




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