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  • Title: The Sacraments of Desire: Poems
  • Author: Linda Gregg
  • ISBN: 9781555971731
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
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    • Linda Gregg

      Linda Gregg is the author of six books of poetry In the Middle Distance, Things and Flesh, Chosen by the Lion, The Sacraments of Desire, Alma,Too Bright to See and All of It Singing Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Literary Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts She won 2006 PEN Voelcker Award winner for Poetry and has won a Whiting Award She lives in New York City.

    332 thoughts on “The Sacraments of Desire: Poems

    • I have to give this a 5 because of the number of times I ve read it, and because this is one of the books I d save from my apartment if it were on fire.


    • The speaker of these poems seems entirely out of touch with the privileged position she speaks from world tourist to remote areas of Greece, Mexico, etc and so makes the emotions she tries to convey usually vague pain, hurt, depression seem small, petty and solipsistic She fails to acheive any kind of poetic diction and her political gestures usually sexual politics are absurd.


    • Here are some loose notes I took after finishing this book A book about the Other We don t need training in psychoanalysis to see desire as the urge to close the gap with the Other How doubtful I am of those who would suspend desire, act as if there is no Other, all things being one But Otherness can be hyperbolized, distorted A seemingly blank I Eye, passing through Otherness Witnessing Is it less violent for its use of understatement It is understated Spare speaker in contextualized isolation [...]


    • Quiet, thoughtful poems, poems that seem to unravel at the end, sometimes inexplicably, sometimes for a very good purpose.


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