Eye Level

Eye Level

Poems

Book - 2018
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"Jenny Xie's award-winning debut, Eye Level, takes us far and near, to Phnom Penh, Corfu, Hanoi, New York, and elsewhere, as we travel closer and closer to the acutely felt solitude that centers this searching, moving collection. Animated by a restless inner questioning, these poems meditate on the forces that moor the self and set it in motion, from immigration to travel to estranging losses and departures. The sensual worlds here--colors, smells, tastes, and changing landscapes--bring to life questions about the self as seer and the self as seen. As Xie writes, "Me? I'm just here in my traveler's clothes, trying on each passing town for size." Her taut, elusive poems exult in a life simultaneously crowded and quiet, caught in between things and places, and never quite entirely at home. Xie is a poet of extraordinary perception--both to the tangible world and to "all that is untouchable as far as the eye can reach.""--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781555978020
1555978029
Characteristics: 79 pages ; 23 cm

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xiaojunbpl12
Oct 05, 2018

Unexpected phrase rendered in precision, spare, in full effect. Wild imagination visualized in real, what’s common to ignore, obscure to notice, surrounded, or internalized. Even at one’s eye level, few but the poet can interpret, bring to our attention the essence to appreciate life’s beauty, to cope with growing pain, or simply breathe.

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