Halflife

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Norton, 2007 - Poetry - 87 pages
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The insomniac speakers in Halflife are coming of age in a mythical world full of threat and promise. Seeking their true selves amid the fallen cathedrals of America, they speak wryly of destructive love affairs, aesthetic obsession, and encroaching war, but refuse to abandon hope in the power of imagination.

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Review: Halflife: Poems

User Review  - Brooks - Goodreads

This never clicked. I thought it would, the language was excellent, the images were interesting, it just never got to that one poem that hit me between the eyes. Instead I got a general mood of threat ... Read full review

Review: Halflife: Poems

User Review  - Kimberly - Goodreads

The other reviews of this book on this site contain the biggest words I have seen yet in any review of a book that I've read. Read full review

Contents

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Sleep
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At Tiger Mountain
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Meghan O'Rourke is the author of the poetry collections Halflife and Once, and a memoir, The Long Goodbye. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, among them The New Yorker and Slate. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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