Incarnadine

Poems

by Mary Szybist

Paperback, 72 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $15 | purchase

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Incarnadine
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Poems
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Mary Szybist

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Ten years after her debut collection, Mary Szybist returns with this long-awaited second book, a skeptic's consideration of the spiritual. Mixing the profane and the divine, she presents several unusual Annunciations; blurring the lines between herself and the Virgin, she provides an "Update on Mary." The poems are experimental in form — lines radiating out from an empty center, a poem consisting of a diagrammed sentence — and meditative in tone, finding beauty, sorrow and the divine in unexpected corners of modern life.

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