I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems

I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems

I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems

I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems

Synopsis

Drawing on four decades of work and including new poems published here for the first time, this selection of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s poetry displays the extraordinary luminosity characteristic of her style—its delicate, meticulous observation, great scenic imagination, and unusual degree of comfort with states of indetermination, contingency, and flux.

Excerpt

You go to the mountains
stretch in the light aquariums
and wait—
stillness turns in its well

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I touch your face
of rosewood and sap

the last vanished yellow
of sunset on the mountain

the first cellular light of a flank . . .

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