Open Interval

Open Interval Cover

Open Interval

By Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

University of Pittsburgh Press, Paperback, 9780822960362, 84pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009

Drawing upon intersections of astronomy and mathematics, history, literature, and lived experience, the poems in Open Interval locate the self in the interval between body and name.

About the Author
Van Clief-Stefanon is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize.

Praise For Open Interval

“What joy to enter the universe Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon wills into being. In  ]Open Interval[ Jimi Hendrix, Robert Hass, Rilke, Bearden, John Goodricke, Blues, Desire, Longing, Supernovas, and more are all held together with lyrical daring and fierce imagination. Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon invents a new world to reveal to us the secret workings of the old.”
—Cornelius Eady

“At once luminous and fiercely heartrending.”
—American Poet

“Exceptional . . . represents a quantum leap in imagination, as she has discovered that the more distance one attains from the hardened self, the clearer it becomes to the observer. Her attention has swung from the relaxed narrative line to formal perfection.”
—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette