I will destroy you : poems

by Flynn, Nick, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2019
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Status  IN TRANSIT
 
 
Summary

The newest collection from Nick Flynn, whose "songs of experience hum with immediacy" ( The New York Times )

Beginning with a poem called "Confessional" and ending with a poem titled "Saint Augustine," Nick Flynn's I Will Destroy You interrogates the potential of art to be redemptive, to remake and reform. But first the maker of art must claim responsibility for his past, his actions, his propensity to destroy others and himself. "Begin by descending, " Augustine says, and the poems delve into the deepest, most defeating parts of the self: addiction, temptation, infidelity, and repressed memory. These are poems of profound self-scrutiny and lyric intensity, jagged and probing. I Will Destroy You is an honest accounting of all that love must transcend and what we must risk for its truth.

Contents
Confessional
Pied Piper
Balcony
Poem to be whispered by the bedside of a sleeping child
Tattoo
The unclaimed
Horse thief
What you can't hear
Alphabet Street
Now
The ethics of the third person
Cemetery Saint Louis
I will destroy you
See through
Sleeping Beauty
Haecceity
Rock 'n' roll suicide
The child
Prince performing "Motherless child" (live)
Unghosted
Amanuensis
Parrot
Kurt Cobain wallpaper
Unknown
Dharma
Uncloudy day
Life is sweet
Popsicles
Sky burial
Killdeer
Icarus
Acceptance
God's will
If only they could bottle this feeling
Saltmarsh
As I lay dying
Shipwreck
The box
The angel of forgetting
On the anniversary of my mother's suicide my daughter & I take the C Train to the Museum of Natural History
The king of fire
Daughter
If I speak for the dead I must leave
Saint Augustine.

Additional Information
Subjects Identity (Psychology) -- Poetry.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Poetry.
Redemption -- Poetry.
American poetry -- 21st century.
Poetry.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minnesota :2019
Other Titles Poems.
Language English
Description 79 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781644450024
164445002X
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