Take Nothing with You (Kuhl House Poets) (Paperback)

By Sarah V. Schweig

University of Iowa Press, 9781609384579, 88pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016



There are worlds we can imagine, but we live in this one: contingent and absurd. In her first full-length collection, Sarah V. Schweig aims to capture something essential and universal about this faulted inheritance.
?These poems operate on the notion that the lyric can be discovered in scattered headlines, office-wide emails, road signs--the detritus of the everyday. But a poem doesn't stop at found fragments; it creates something from them. These poems question and re-question what can be truthfully said, rediscovering the lyric in the very process of thinking, revising, and re-envisioning.

About the Author

Sarah V. Schweig is the author of the chapbook S. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, BOMB, Boston Review, HTML Giant, the Iowa Review, Tin House, Verse Daily, the Volta, West Branch, the Winter Anthology, and elsewhere. She currently lives in New York City.