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Sea Change The New York Times has said that Jorie Graham s poetry is among the most sensuously embodied and imaginative writing we have and this new collection is a reminder of how startling original and deep

  • Title: Sea Change
  • Author: Jorie Graham
  • ISBN: 9780061537172
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New York Times has said that Jorie Graham s poetry is among the most sensuously embodied and imaginative writing we have, and this new collection is a reminder of how startling, original, and deeply relevant her poetry is In Sea Change, Graham brings us to the once unimaginable threshold at which civilization as we know it becomes unsustainable How might the human The New York Times has said that Jorie Graham s poetry is among the most sensuously embodied and imaginative writing we have, and this new collection is a reminder of how startling, original, and deeply relevant her poetry is In Sea Change, Graham brings us to the once unimaginable threshold at which civilization as we know it becomes unsustainable How might the human spirit persist, caught between its abiding love of beauty, its acknowledgment of continuing injury and damage done, and the realization that the existence of a future itself may no longer be assured There is no better writer to confront such crucial matters than Jorie Graham In addition to her recognized achievements as a poet of philosophical, aesthetic, and moral concerns, Graham has also been acknowledged as our most formidable nature poet Publishers Weekly As gorgeous and formally inventive as anything she has written, Sea Change is an essential work speaking out for our planet and the world we have known.

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    1. Lou Last on said:

      Yes! a sweet spot in Graham's writing for me, after the suggestion in her first. Lack of preciousness. She "catch[es] the world / at pure idea". She's satisfying to hear readings by, and it was good to slow down, to be in accord with the voice I remember. This was the closest to her form I could approximate here. It could be a mistake attempting it.(youtube/watch?v=2Ns_t)SEA CHANGEOne day: stronger wind than anyone expected. Stronger thanever before in the recordingof such. Un-natural says the n [...]

    2. Lightsey on said:

      I've added this because I just read the review by Helen Vendler in The NY Review of Books. Vendler's review's not that interesting--basically Vendler casting her vote (again) for Graham as Major Poet of Our Age--but it did remind me that I've never quite worked out my reaction to Graham's work. (I've read a number of her books once, fully intending to read them again, and then never returned.)Vendler deals with a number of objections to Graham's poetry (inaccessibility, etc), but she doesn't dea [...]

    3. Lisa on said:

      I've got a sick fascination with Jorie Graham. I studied her work in preparation for the written exam of my MFA, and I found interesting her use of a long line (in some collections--each collection has a different form), her concern with the present moment (Vendler has commented on her -ing verbs) and the delay before action, and her use of a self-conscious voice of a poet addressing a reader which comes through now and then.All of those concerns are present in this latest collection, and the th [...]

    4. Jesse on said:

      Through most of this lovely collection I could never quite rid myself of the sensation that my mind was little more than a sieve, unable to grasp ahold of the overarching narratives presented in each poemBut after a few poems I realized I was just fine with that, that I was perfectly content to submerge myself the music and lyricism and rhythm of Graham's lines and elegant cobwebs of phrases and words, content to stumble upon quiet pockets of transcendenceere is not mistake, the right minute fal [...]

    5. Maggie Glover on said:

      I'm sure you'll be shocked to hear how much I loved this book. But I did. I frickin loved it.

    6. Jaffa Kintigh on said:

      I first read this collection when it was new 6 years ago. A few months ago, I re-read Graham's Erosion. I like this collection. However, I have a feeling that I like it, despite it. It claims to be a collection of poems on the cover, but I envision the book as one extended long poem divided into sections and then "poems." The entire book uses the same invented line form to explore the environment, the weather, the natural water cycles and civilization. The themes ricochet through the pieces , no [...]

    7. Evelyn on said:

      Enigmatic poems about exploring the intersections of, and boundaries between humans, nature and the degradation of the environment.

    8. Jennifer on said:

      Though gone are the early days of her writing when Jorie could bewitch me with nearly every line, when her poems were more tapestry than crazy quilt, this book still contains a number of beautiful, true moments among all the incidental pastiches.It seems the scientist has overtaken the poet in this collection, with the urge to record every last impulse -- however minute and trivial -- overwhelming, for the most part. But Jorie is a trooper, when it comes to sheer stamina, and never lacks for a s [...]

    9. Karyna McGlynn on said:

      This is Graham phoning it in. It's like this book was composed in some chill room while coming down from the triumph of Overlord. Graham tries very hard to stay out of her own way here and forefront ecological concerns, but she's ultimately preaching to the choir and I'm left wondering what Graham wants from me. There are moments when I felt that my patience was starting to pay off--clusters of poetry like pretty pieces of beach glass that I started to reach for, only to discover that it was a t [...]

    10. Kate on said:

      Poetry is very personal, an acknowledged poet might hold minimal appeal to one reader and speak measure to another. I am taken by the works of Sharon Olds, Dorriane Laux and Robert Hass and those whose language feels beautiful in the mouth, begs to be read aloud for the pure joy of the way the words lean against one another.So I am personally not the best to review Jorie Graham's work, do not allow this to dissuade you from selecting this collection, because you might find it excellent.

    11. Sarah on said:

      I found myself tuning in and out while reading these. I don't know if that's what is supposed to happen but it almost seems intentional with the various line lengths that snake about. I felt most of this poetry was on a level of consciousness higher than what I could comprehend while I was reading, so I intend to allow more time to explore and let the poems unfold. For now, I'm satisfied letting them float slightly above me, because I know I'm not done with them.

    12. Jeca on said:

      This is my first experience with Jorie Graham beyond an interview in The Paris Review. And I simply loved a handful of poems. Loved. Nearing Dawn, Root End, Undated Lullaby, No Long Way Round. Read the interview, then the book. You can't go wrong.

    13. Craig on said:

      A difficult book to finish. It took several sessions as this summer came to a close. I read this one only outdoors -- not sure what that has to do with a review, but there it isDespite its difficulty - or perhaps because of it - I really liked this one.

    14. Louise Chambers on said:

      Her long line poems are wonderful and challenged the way that I have read poems in the past, as most modern poetry seems to be written with a very short line. The poems, some joyful, some mournful, are to me an anthem to all life on planet Earth.

    15. Claudia on said:

      Interesting and evocative with tell-tell hints of nature, however the structure threw me off a bit and make it difficult to immerse myself in her writing.

    16. Courtney on said:

      Another favorite from a favorite. I never thought of Graham as a nature poet, but this one fits.

    17. Beth J on said:

      I guess I am just not someone who enjoys this type of poetry. I'll leave it to poetry 'pros'.

    18. Jennifer on said:

      the media darling of poetry has gone green!still, dynamic pieces; more accessible than previous works.

    19. Jill Schepmann on said:

      "there are sounds the planet will always make, even / if there is no one to hear them."

    20. Emily Wolahan on said:

      I'm newly dedicated to this poet after this incredible book.

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