Radial Symmetry

By Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson is the winner of the 2010 Yale sequence of more youthful Poets festival. With Radial Symmetry, she has created a transcendent physique of poems that flourish within the liminal areas that separate medical inquiry from empathic wisdom, astute commentary from chic witness. Larson's artistic lyrics lead the reader via vertiginous landscapes—geographical, phenomenological, psychological—while continually last attendant to the speaker's personal fragile, creaturely self. An skilled examine scientist and box ecologist, Larson dazzles with those sensuous and complex poems, grappling with the powers of poetic mind's eye in addition to the frightful recognition of the human ability for ecological destruction. the result's a profoundly relocating assortment: eloquent in its lament and get together.

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