You are here

Incorrect Merciful Impulses (Paperback)

    $16.00
    In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    WORD Brooklyn
    5 on hand, as of Jan 20 11:45am
    (Poetry)
    WORD JC
    1 on hand, as of Jan 20 11:45am
    (Poetry)

    Description


    "A poet to watch."--O Magazine

    "I tell the truth, but I try to be kind about it."--Camille Rankine in 12 Questions

    Named "a poet to watch" by O Magazine, Camille Rankine's debut collection is a series of provocations and explorations. Rankine's short, lyric poems are sharp, agonized, and exquisite, exploring themes of doubt and identity. The collection's sense of continuity and coherence comes through recurring poem types, including "still lifes," "instructions," and "symptoms."

    From "Symptoms of Aftermath":

    ...When I am saved, a slim nurse
    leans out of the white light. I need
    to hear your voice, sweetheart. I see
    my escape. I walk into the water.
    The sky is blue like the ocean,
    which is blue like the sky.

    Camille Rankine is the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship. The recipient of a 2010 "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Prize and a MacDowell fellowship, her poetry appears in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, and other publications. Currently, she is assistant director of the MFA program in creative writing at Manhattanville College and lives in Harlem.

    About the Author


    Camille Rankine is the author of Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship. The recipient of a 2010 "Discovery" / Boston Review Poetry Prize and a MacDowell fellowship, her poetry appears in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Tin House, and other publications. Currently, she is Assistant Director of the M.F.A program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781556594908
    ISBN-10: 1556594909
    Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
    Publication Date: December 29th, 2015
    Pages: 80
    Language: English