Fast: Poems

Jorie Graham


Fast: Poems

Fast: Poems

  • Title: Fast: Poems
  • Author: Jorie Graham
  • ISBN: 9780062663481
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Hardcover



The first new collection of poetry in five years from Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham Graham s great body of work has of life and of the world than that of almost any other poet now writing She is to post 1980 poetry what Bob Dylan is to post 1960 rock she changed her art form, moved it forward, made it able to absorb and express than it could before.The first new collection of poetry in five years from Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham Graham s great body of work has of life and of the world than that of almost any other poet now writing She is to post 1980 poetry what Bob Dylan is to post 1960 rock she changed her art form, moved it forward, made it able to absorb and express than it could before It permanently bears her mark New York TimesIn her first new collection in five years her most exhilarating, personal, and formally inventive to date Graham explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post human Conjuring an array of voices and perspectives from bots, to the holy shroud, to the ocean floor, to a medium transmitting from beyond the grave these poems give urgent form to the ever increasing pace of transformation of our planet and ourselves As it navigates cyber life, 3D printed life, life after death, biologically, chemically, and electronically modified life, Fast lights up the border of our new condition as individuals and as a species on the brink.


Recent Comments "Fast: Poems"

Jorie Graham writes with a combination of density and stream-of-consciousness that is likely to unseat all but the most devoted readers of poetry. Warning: this is not where I would start if you are new to poetry!But she once won the Pulitzer for her poems, and I think is worthy of the time to break through the word swirls, arrows, and bizarre line spacing.Why is it that I encounter poets as they grapple with death and dying? Where are the newer poets, pondering love and loss? Or is death always [...]

Rating: 2 STARS(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS)I cannot get into this poetry style so it was hard for me to read. I love free style and storytelling but this was hard to feel any emotion to.

I read the first section of this book and just felt like it was too much work. I apparently don't have the background for it to make sense to me. I returned it to the library and will give it another try another time.Graham is using arrows in her poems in a novel way; however, I feel generally like her work is too prosaic. It lacks the sound and multiplicity of meaning I associate with poetry.

I couldn't get on board with her writing style. Though she does have some interesting lines. Topics include technology, her parents, and a hospital visit. Favorites:"Honeycomb""Fast"I miss the toolbar I miss the menu I miss the place where one could push delete- "Shroud" all darkness knocked like ash from the celestial cigarette of thetired god- "The Medium"

The first section of the book was hard to get the hang of with its stream of consciousness form, but after getting into the second section, it was much easier to decipher. There is a lot of depth in this collection and it was a nice change to the poetry I regularly read. I would like to read more of her work and see where she came from in the development of this style. I will be sharing this with my creative writing class to see what they think and show them another form of poetry.

These poems about a variety of subjects ranging from the last days of the author’s parents’ lives to a dystopian vision of the earth and its environment read in many instances like lyrics for a rap song. Much of the poetry is written in a stream of consciousness and lacks the polish of traditional poetry. Therefore, the imagery can be offsetting at times, and at other times it makes it difficult to interpret and ascertain the author’s meaning.

Very challenging, but rewarding and almost oppressively effective in its portrayal of the psychic weight of loss.

Graham's poems put me in a trance. They keep expanding and floating and forming and shifting.


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