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Comprising her most recent poems and a selection of poems written from 1981-1991, Kimberly Lyons' Abracadabra brings us a poet with a striking and original voice. The work we find here gives a dreamlike view of the fractured cycles of birth and regeneration that mark our years, weeks, and hours. And Lyons' world is one where signs become objects and objects become signs--and her intent here is not so much to make sense of this world as to consider, sometimes in awe, its unmappable kernels. As she herself puts it in the book's opening couplet: "What is this place./But that's a sucker's question." With an evocative cover by Tony Fitzpatrick, Abracadabra is filled with elegant writing that accepts no limitations on its acts of imagination.
Granary Books, 9781887123310, 100pp.
Publication Date: July 2, 2000
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