Dance (Paperback)

By Lightsey Darst

Coffee House Press, 9781566893343, 97pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

List Price: 17.95*
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Description

A zodiac that builds poems into horoscope machines, Kabbala, botany, the gnostic gospels, fashion, the plague, and the prophetic writings of a high school friend all contribute to a collection that teeters on the dangerous edge between form and anarchy. DANCE is a precarious and joyful performance that takes the reader on a journey through hell, earth, and paradise.

From "Beauvais":

"I a maker of beautiful hulls" transformthis multitude of useless bells /

"torrent of stones. the cracks are moving"

"paradise, erased in a few hours"] "god's bones,

Vision of a pristine skeleton. Vision of hell--

"And it was marvelous, though sad, to behold"]

Lightsey Darst writes, dances, writes about dance and other arts, and teaches. She is the author of a previous collection of poetry, Find the Girl (Coffee House Press, 2010) and numerous dance and book reviews, which you can find at mnartists.org and Bookslut, among other publications.




About the Author

Lightsey Darst writes, dances, writes about dance and other arts, and teaches. She is the author of a previous collection of poetry, Find the Girl (Coffee House, 2010) and numerous dance and book reviews, which you can find at mnartists.org and Bookslut, among other publications.