February 10, 2018

Download e-book for iPad: 3 Sections: Poems by Vijay Seshadri

By Vijay Seshadri

ISBN-10: 1555973450

ISBN-13: 9781555973452

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Vijay Seshadri’s new poetry is guaranteed and specialist, his line as canny as ever. In an array of poetic kinds from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts puzzling divisions of latest life—a wayward heritage, an indeterminate destiny, and a gift of desirous to outthink time. this can be a unprecedented publication, witty and vivacious, through certainly one of America’s top poets.

The long-awaited 3rd poetry booklet through Vijay Seshadri, “one of the main revered poets operating in the United States today” - Time Out New York

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49 • Quilt Ancient, hand-stitched, faded. Beneath it, floating in late afternoon Maine shadow, you sense the warm press of elder slough kindled brighter by your body’s heat. Wet breeze teases the flag outside, its flap lapping the house like a swathe or tide of air lacing the screen, playing frayed embroidered thread and fresher skin, scabby bitten summer skin of children tumbling downhill, loose steamroller drums, runaway timber racing for the water, their aggressive pleasure a bragging solicitation the air stream folds into silence.

So that his work, you could say, 34 • • was to wear a suit of circles and trace a path of squares. He carried himself erect, his dignified gait crisp, militant even, expressing delineated intention, but visibly open to possibility as well. He had style and something like a subject, a commitment, his mode; yet one was never quite sure how he would do it, what path he would choose, as he chose it, for he did not know himself. That was his pleasure at the center of repose. He was never seen anywhere other than the plaza, at work in the web of his tracings, or asleep.

Why they were up there near the sky I thought I’d see as the fluid primed The image into a final shape; But all I found Was a kind of sound, A woman up there like a lie, Alone and bewildered after the rape. You can read the “Lifeguard Only” sign She leans against. There’s no clear line Between her hair and where the night Begins to fan Out in a plan Expanding further than stars can shine, And outside my frame to make it right. What did she choose, which choice was deferred As she waited for the bus without a word No matter where she sat to wait?

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