3 Sections: Poems by Vijay Seshadri

By Vijay Seshadri

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Vijay Seshadri’s new poetry is guaranteed and professional, his line as canny as ever. In an array of poetic types from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts complicated divisions of up to date life—a wayward background, an indeterminate destiny, and a gift of desirous to outthink time. this can be a unprecedented e-book, witty and vivacious, through one among America’s top poets.

The long-awaited 3rd poetry publication by means of Vijay Seshadri, “one of the main revered poets operating in the United States today” - Time Out New York

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Regrets only 22 by the phone number. It is a love letter because I receive it. A love letter but only I can see it. Syllogism: Autumn smells like apples. My hands smell like woodsmoke/street ball/leaves. My hands must be apples. circus I sing: rest on me like a stretcher. At the tra-la last moment, a glass of doo-whit water appears fa-fum and the diver lands. The first diver produces a glass of water from her sleeve. Explicit, if not explicable: sun works harder to get through now. Red roof through leaves like blossoms in leaves— and why not?

I can’t hear now where They end. I call the ending beautiful. 48 on piety My barber at the ocean was a surfer, he gazed past my cowlick to the drugstore like it was ocean. I arrived early to the carousel mall where my lover worked to see the Chinese restaurant owners’ daughter, Sally, ride her while she mopped. We walked home along the river. My lover’s boyfriend carried the bed with me up the stairs, I was on the downside. Days later, in the apartment we moved to when we got back from the ocean, my lover bought a bed we assembled sitting in the middle of the frame.

The way I am continually startled but not surprised To see that you are beautiful. I need to keep blinking. And there you are: Standing, skin mixing warm damp, a novel by Henry James, with Me in the car. (I like Roman spolia, you know, more than mosaic Or collage—the way the face of Aphrodite sits among other 45 Discarded rubble used for bricks. Her purpose is not to be defamiliarized To shock like a shovel on an art house wall, but, simply: a brick. ) 46 3. I cannot see what flowers. You are a window-toucher.

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