Men in the Off Hours (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375707568, 176pp.
Publication Date: February 13, 2001
In Men in the Off Hours, Carson offers further proof of her tantalizing gifts. Reinventing figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily Dickinson, and Audubon, Carson sets up startling juxtapositions: Lazarus among video paraphernalia, Virginia Woolf and Thucydides discussing war, Edward Hopper paintings illuminated by St. Augustine. And in a final prose poem, she meditates movingly on the recent death of her mother. With its quiet, acute spirituality and its fearless wit and sensuality, Men in the Off Hours shows us a fiercely individual poet at her best.
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"Carson's reputation has soared to a level equal to that of the half-dozen most admired contemporary American poets."–The New York Times Book Review