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Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl Free download ↠ 5 ☆ Diane Seuss’s brilliant follow up to Four Legged Girl a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryStill life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer burned DreamsicleStill life with Easter Bunny twenty caged minks and rusty meat grinderStOre pecking order shotgun blast to the face―from “American Still Lives”Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting a dark emblem of femininity violence and the viewer’s own troubled gaze In Diane Seuss’s new collection the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces―details that hide than they reveal until they’re assembled into a whole With invention and i. Ever since happening upon Diane Seuss's work online from Poem A Day at Poetsorg I've been a fan Here's a poem if you haven't read her yet of my students did her author study on Diane Seuss and read Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl and I had been wanting to read it Luckily I found it at a local book store a few days before ChristmasIt is SUCH a gorgeous collection I loved absolutely everything about it including the structure The opening and closing frame poems are perfect in the way they work There are so many poems throughout the collection that I absolutely loved Bowl blew me away like existential crisis sobbing blew me awayI can't wait to read the rest of her books

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Rreverence these poems escape gilded frames and overturn traditional representations of gender class and luxury Instead Seuss invites in the alienated the washed up the ugly and the freakish―the overlooked many of us who might often stand in a Walmart parking lot than before the canvases of Pollock O’Keeffe and Rothko Rendered with precision and profound empathy this extraordinary gallery of lives in shards shows us that “our memories are local acute and unrelenting?. Diane Seuss does something in this collection that was truly unexpected write ekphrastic poetry that is largely unpredictable Exploring the darker side of the portrayals of feminity Suess has a gift for making one both amused and want to suirm her ability to construct a tableau of women's' lives from the way artists portray them weaving in Rembrandt O'Keeffe Pollock and Rothko with parts of her speaker's lives Further Seuss thinks in structures and the book is structured very well including proper framing poems Precise and beautiful

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Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a GirlDiane Seuss’s brilliant follow up to Four Legged Girl a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryStill life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer burned DreamsicleStill life with Easter Bunny twenty caged minks and rusty meat grinderStill life with whiskey wooden leg two potpies and a dead parakeetStill life with pork rinds pickled peppers and the Book of RevelationStill life with feeding tube oxygen half eaten raspberry ZingerStill life with convenience st. Seuss in STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL dares to attempt the reconciliation of the uotidian and the sublime That endeavor means the collection is inherently courageous; the fact that it succeeds at such a feat makes it a revelatory one In ambitious music driven lines Seuss calls forth a mosaic of arts and an array of familiar characters some better known than others here you’ll find Emily Dickinson Heimbach’s Woman Looking at A Table Juan Sánchez Cotán the braid of Sylvia Plath Albrecht Dürer and the sole of Janis Joplin’s shoe alongside a baby blanket the addict Bunny and the wanting customer with scars and dexatrim and frosted hair and you’ll love them all the same As it breaks open the two dimensional confines of a painting so does STILL LIFE uestion our historical understandings of art Unafraid to push art off its opulent virgin altar Seuss makes of the Walmart parking lot what Rembrandt made of his peacocksIn a less capable hand these ruminations might feel sterile It is difficult to make relevant such things as art opulence splendor color and drama—to localize them make them matter in our contemporary sociopolitical context But harder still to make them intimate resonant aching Luckily for Seuss she knows just how to grasp onto the tail of language to tug us into the blood clotted mouth the wounded melon the “hands of a fly by night magician” who says “Pick a card Any card” Hungrily we’ll be Seuss’s witness We’ll be the voyeur’s voyeur watching shamefully erotically as she watches the girl staring at a half finished meal We’ll be her “anonymous benefactor” and we’ll be the light in the eye of the hare We’ll let her “give us hope like a weird dessert whether we want it or not” because when Seuss hands you poems this powerful this throbbing you must take to them like a feast