I will destroy you : poems
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
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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.
Poem to be whispered by the bedside of a sleeping child
What you can't hear
The ethics of the third person
Cemetery Saint Louis
I will destroy you
Rock 'n' roll suicide
Prince performing "Motherless child" (live)
Kurt Cobain wallpaper
Life is sweet
If only they could bottle this feeling
As I lay dying
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
If I speak for the dead I must leave
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Poetry.
Redemption -- Poetry.
American poetry -- 21st century.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis, Minnesota :2019
|Other Titles|| Poems.
79 pages ; 23 cm