Astoria (Pitt Poetry Series)

Astoria (Pitt Poetry Series)

Astoria (Pitt Poetry Series)

Astoria examines the transitory physical world of the body and reflects on the seamless quality of the present moment. Surrounded by the rush and noise of trains, highways, and grocery store checkout lines, the narrator of these poems creates an intimate space in which to ponder the ephemeral nature of everyday things and the deeper meanings that might underlie them all. “It is amazing / we're not more amazed,” one poem muses, “The world / is here / and then it is gone.” The poems in Astoria unravel the hidden within the obvious, and speak to our innate questions of longing, purpose, and existence.

Review

“Why did I enjoy this book so much? It must be its utter sincerity. Morling’s dreamy amazement at the world’s weird plenty never feels affected or calculated. . . . It’s a rare and refreshing delight to encounter such lovely ingenuousness.”
--New York Review of Books


“Outstanding compilation of engaging and lyrical poetic rhetoric . . . With a lyrically enraptured worksmithing, Morling presents her most insightful, artistic, and sensuously flowing poetry yet.”
--Midwest Book Review


“Trains . . . and big cities . . . the solitariness...

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