Peter Gizzi

Threshold Songs

Threshold Songs

(w artwork by Robert Seydel)

Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011

These poems perform at the interior thresholds encountered each day, where we negotiate the proximities of knowing and not knowing, the gulf of seeing and feeling, the uncanny relation of grief to joy, and the borderless nature of selfhood and tradition. At once conceptual and haunted, these poems explore the asymmetries of the body’s chemistry and its effects on expression and form.

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