Siste Viator

By Sarah Manguso
(Four Way Books, Paperback, 9781884800696, 63pp.)

Publication Date: April 2006

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Description
This book is for those of us who want to read more poetry but are frequently stopped by its--what is it? Its chilly self-seriousness? Its unwillingness to hold our hand every so often, while cracking an easy joke? Either way, Sarah Manguso, like her spiritual siblings David Berman and Tony Hoagland, is a friendly kind of savior and guide. Her writing is gorgeous and cerebral (imagine Anne Carson) but she doesn't skimp on the wit (imagine Anne Carson's ne'er-do-well niece). Poetry-fearers, don't back away from this beautiful book; these might be the pages that bring you back into the form. --Dave Eggers.



About the Author
Sarah Manguso is the author of a memoir, "The Two Kinds of Decay"; books of poetry, "Siste Viator" and "The Captain Lands in Paradise"; and a short-story collection, "Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape".
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