Paperback Books by Dana Levin

Dana Levin is the author of Now Do You Know Where You Are (2022), "US" Poets Foreign Poets / Noi poeți "americani" poeți străini (2018), Banana Palace (2017), Sky Burial (2014) and other 2 books.

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Now Do You Know Where You Are

release date: Apr 18, 2022

"US" Poets Foreign Poets / Noi poeți "americani" poeți străini

release date: Jun 11, 2018

Banana Palace

release date: Jan 15, 2017
Banana Palace
"Images that are satisfyingly clear . . . and excitingly inexplicable." —Robert Pinsky, Washington Post "Intimate and hypnotic . . . whether turning her gaze inward or outward, these poems question the moral, aesthetic, and metaphysical needs that poetry exists to fill." —Ploughshares "Levin''s work is phenomenological; it details how it feels to be an embodied consciousness making its way through the world." —Boston Review In her newest collection, Dana Levin uses humor, jump-cut imagery, and popular culture references in preparation for the approaching apocalypse. Against a backdrop of Facebook, cat memes, and students searching their smartphones for a definition of the soul, Levin draws upon a culture of limited attention spans as it searches for greater spiritual meaning. The poems in Banana Palace are elliptical by design, the lines often trailing off into a white space of their own making, as if flirting with and resolving in their own isolation. It was the most glorious thing I had ever seen. Cross-section of a banana under a microscope the caption read. I hunched around my little screen sharing a fruit no one could eat. Dana Levin has published three books of poetry, Wedding Day (Copper Canyon), Sky Burial (Copper Canyon), and her first book, In the Surgical Theatre, won the APR/Honickman Award. A teacher of poetry for over twenty years, Levin splits her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Maryville University in St. Louis, where she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence.

Sky Burial

release date: Jun 15, 2014
Sky Burial
"Readers will find that this work carries the pulse of their darkest sorrows, in the breath of their humanity. Highly recommended."—Library Journal "Intimate and hypnotic."—Ploughshares "Levin has the skilled ear, magnificent tongue, and fierce mind of the truly prophetic."—Rain Taxi "Levin''s work is phenomenological; it details how it feels to be an embodied consciousness making its way through the world."—Boston Review "Death is the new and unshakeable lens through which I see," writes Dana Levin about her third book, in which she confronts mortality and loss in subjects ranging from Tibetan Buddhist burial practices to Aztec human sacrifice. Shaped by dreams and "the worms and the gods," these poems are a profound investigation of our inescapable fate. As Louise Glück has said: "Levin''s animating fury goes back deeper into our linguistic and philosophic history: to Blake''s tiger, to the iron judgments of the Old Testament." They took you in an ambulance even though you were dead, they took you and my sister said Why are you saving her if she is dead? shey shey— Curve of sky a crescent blade. Vultures wheeling on thermal parapets, shunyata, void that flays— Yak butter, barley flour and tea: you watch him make the paste. Dana Levin''s debut volume In the Surgical Theatre won the prestigious APR/Honickman First Book Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of New Mexico and in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wedding Day

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Wedding Day
An exhilarating and distinctive talent, Dana Levin is one of American poetry''s rising stars.

In the Surgical Theatre

release date: Jan 01, 1999
In the Surgical Theatre
An urgent, magnetic collection of poems which attempt to understand and heal human darkness.
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