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Anders Carlson-Wee, The Low Passions - Poetry!

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Tue, 04/02/2019 - 7:00pm
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In a knockout debut collection haunted by shame, violence, and the darkest of our human origins, Anders Carlson-Wee mines nourishment and holiness from our depths. Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. Pathologically frugal, reckless, and vulnerable, the narrator of these viscerally compelling poems hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives, and sleeps in the homes of total strangers, scavenging forgotten and hardscrabble places for tangible forms of faith. A range of strong-willed characters takes shape, amplified by a chorus of monologues from the strangers who shelter him and the family he’s left behind—each made manifest by the poet’s devoted ear and sensitive eye.  

Anders Carlson-Wee's work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, The Nation, Poetry Daily, The Sun, Best New Poets, and The Best American Non-Required Reading. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize, he lives in Minneapolis.

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The Low Passions: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2019

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