Tremulous Hinge - Adam Giannelli

Staff Pick
In his debut collection, Giannelli shows he’s absorbed the lessons of the masters and found his own strong voice. Along with an attention to detail that’s almost Metaphysical in its rich fluidity, he has a Marianne Moore-ish precision and fascination with patterns; a porcupine isn’t bristly, but exhibits “an erratic/ smooth.” A knot in wood is an “ingrown shadow.” Many of these fine nature poems are elegies, disarming in their clarity:  “Where’s the loss/not pollinated by grief?”  But all this might have been silence. “The Stutter” testifies to how hard-won every word is: “since I couldn’t say tomorrow/I said Wednesday/.…since I couldn’t say hello/I hung up.” Luckily, Giannelli hung on.
Tremulous Hinge (Iowa Poetry Prize) Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781609384869
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - April 15th, 2017

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