In the Lateness of the World: Poems by Carolyn Forché - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525560401
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Published: Penguin Press - March 10th, 2020

The poems in Carolyn Forché’s new collection keep coming to endings, in museums, cemeteries, and the body’s “briefly illumined” plots, each ending versed as "fields in bloom/but silent." Yet as with Forché's early work, "souls have their own world" in this work, ghosting a personal politic at those ends, and mapping an "unknown place as between languages” we all might understand. The poems read as if shaped of the "descendants of clouds" amid a "death darkening" world history, back across cities wherein their each speaker chronicles a history, the country of new beginnings.

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