Devil’s Paintbrush

Poems

Desirée Alvarez

Winner of the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
Date Published :
April 2016
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780872332188
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 8.5 X 6.5 inches
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Overview
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Winner of he 2015 May Sarton Poetry Prize, this collection combines Alvarez's love for art with poetry. Judge Mekeel McBride says “These poems often shot shivers up my spine,” said McBride, commenting on her selection.“Some made me cry. This is a book I’ll want to read over and over.”

About The Author
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DESIRÉE ALVAREZ is a visual poet who weaves history and the actual with the miraculous and mythic to form magical-realist compositions addressing human interaction with the natural world. Winner of numerous awards, fellowships, and residencies (from American Academy of Arts and Letters, Poets House, and Yaddo, among others), her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner. She received the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, and the Robert D. Richardson Non-Fiction Award from Denver Quarterly. She teaches at New York City College of Technology, CUNY, and the Juilliard School. She received her MFA from School of Visual Arts and a BA from Wesleyan University.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TROMPE L'OEIL
Djinn
Echolocation
The Lace Makers
The Order in Which Things Are Broken
If the War Goes Very Well
The Art of Bell Ringing
Early Explorer's Journal
Night Vision
Indian Elephant
Amor Fati
Shame
PORTRAITURE
Scrapyard
Restaging the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Counterspell
The Piata Maker
War Doll
Essay on What Father Really Does for a Living
Grace
Pilgrimage
Mysterium Tremedum
Aria
Three Great-Aunts Gardening
Great-Aunt's Diary
Lesson in Chiaroscuro
Abstraction is Enchanted Ground and I Have Something Terrible to Paint before Harvest Time
NIGHT LANDSCAPE
Sakuramochi
The Trouble is that We Make Night
Vagabonding
Blood Mandala
Minotaur, Moving
In the Garden
Whale Light
Before the Garden Grew
Letter to the Chief of the Weather
Chorus of Snow Quartz
Lake Lillinonah
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
FIGURE-GROUND ILLUSION
Erased Drawing
The Inside of My Mouth
Andalusian
Mentor
The Contents of the Falconer's Bag
Attributes of Speed
Piranesian Space

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