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Yale Series of Younger Poets

Radial Symmetry

  • Katherine Larson; Foreword by Louise Glück
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"The poems in [Larson's] first collection, chosen by Louise Glück for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, remind me how necessary poems are to expose the beauty and riddle of our humanity. . . . Larson's work is bracingly artful in its range of formal gestures, tension between line and sentence, and syntactical freedom that creates a music that hastens and halts, not unlike what happens when a dissonant note is hit in a musical composition, making one hungry for a resolution. . . . Radial Symmetry marks the arrival of a poet whose work merits many readings not because it is inscrutable upon first reading, but because it invites sustained attention to the surprising manner in which a poem can hold precise observation in balance with the deeper imprecisions of our emotional and spiritual natures."—Alison Hawthorne Deming, Orion

"Bracingly artful . . . Radial Symmetry marks the arrival of a poet whose work merits many readings."—Alison Hawthorne Deming, Orion

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