Marvelous Things Overheard: Poems

Marvelous Things Overheard Poems A vibrant and eclectic collection from a stunningly mature young poet The world the time has come to say it though the news will not be welcome to everyone has no intention of abandoning enchantment

  • Title: Marvelous Things Overheard: Poems
  • Author: Ange Mlinko
  • ISBN: 9780374203146
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A vibrant and eclectic collection from a stunningly mature young poet The world the time has come to say it, though the news will not be welcome to everyone has no intention of abandoning enchantment altogether Roberto Calasso s words in Literature and the Gods remind us that, in an age of reason, of mechanization, of alienation, of rote drudgery, we still seek out theA vibrant and eclectic collection from a stunningly mature young poet The world the time has come to say it, though the news will not be welcome to everyone has no intention of abandoning enchantment altogether Roberto Calasso s words in Literature and the Gods remind us that, in an age of reason, of mechanization, of alienation, of rote drudgery, we still seek out the transcendent, the marvelous Ange Mlinko s luminous fourth collection is both a journey toward and the space of that very enchantment.Marvelous Things Overheard takes its title from a collection of ancient rumors about the lands of the Mediterranean Mlinko, who lived at the American University of Beirut and traveled to Greece and Cyprus, has penned poems that seesaw between the life lived in those ancient and strife torn places, and the life imagined through its literature from The Greek Anthology to the Mu allaqat Throughout, Mlinko grapples with the passage of time on two levels her own aging alongside the growing up of her children and the incontrovertible evidence of millennia of human habitation.This is an assured and revealing collection, one that readers will want to seek refuge in again and again.

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  • Ange Mlinko

    Ange Mlinko is an American poet The author of four books of poetry, she is currently an associate professor in the English department at the University of Florida She was the poetry editor for The Nation from 2013 2016.

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  • The ancient work, Marvelous Things Heard, though historically attributed to Aristotle, is generally considered an apocryphal text of remade myths and tall tales which were doubtlessly intended for readers steeped in a tradition of storytelling that straddled anecdote, superstition and religious belief and served to fascinate, inspire and teach. More importantly, the text tested the continued durability of the fabulous and the fantastic against the background of analytical Greek thought that was [...]


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  • I loved the title of this collection but found the poems awkward and inaccessible. Maybe it requires more than one reading.


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