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The Last Usable Hour #2020

The Last Usable Hour It is always nighttime in Deborah Landau s second collection a series of linked lyric sequences including insomniac epistolary love poems to an elusive someone Here is a haunted singing voice clear

  • Title: The Last Usable Hour
  • Author: Deborah Landau
  • ISBN: 9781556593345
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Usable Hour By Deborah Landau, It is always nighttime in Deborah Landau s second collection a series of linked lyric sequences, including insomniac epistolary love poems to an elusive someone Here is a haunted singing voice, clear and spare, alive with memory and desire, yet hounded by premonitions of a calamitous future The speaker in this ghost book is lucid and passionate, even as everythingIt is always nighttime in Deborah Landau s second collection a series of linked lyric sequences, including insomniac epistolary love poems to an elusive someone Here is a haunted singing voice, clear and spare, alive with memory and desire, yet hounded by premonitions of a calamitous future The speaker in this ghost book is lucid and passionate, even as everything is disappearing blame the egg blame the fractured stonesat the bottom of the mind blame his darkblue glare and craggy mugthe bulky king of trudge and stein how I love a masculine in my parlorhis grizzly shout and weight one hundred drums in this everywhere of blunt and soft sinkingI am the heavy hollow snared the days are spring the days are summerthe days are nothing and not dead yet Deborah Landau was educated at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, where she was a Javits Fellow and received a PhD in English and American literature She co hosts Open Book on Slate and is the Director of the NYU Creative Writing Program She lives in the Soho neighborhood of New York City.

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    1 thought on “The Last Usable Hour

    1. A very urban voice NYC talks of desire, memory, and doubt Often speaking to an otherwise unidentified someone, these poems speak with yearning, passion, and sometimes desperation Not as strong as her recent effort The Uses of the Body, but definitely a strong voice.

    2. This is a wonderfully quirky book of lyrics It s a NY book, which already makes it dear to my heart, and although I find sometimes its lack of punctuation, its lack of titling individual poems sometimes gimmick y, I find the thematic wholeness of the book to be compelling There s a quietness to these poems that offsets the bustle and combustibility of NY.

    3. Wonderful use of words and space and everyday stuff of life Powerful and beautiful Read this book.

    4. The poems in Deborah Landau s The Last Usable Hour take all these mundane, bland words and jumble them into a free flowing almost story that propels forward Some names of people arise here and there, causing curiosity and solidifying a plot of sorts The short lines and short stanzas create a staccato beat, and the lack of individual titles leaving only four titles sections with poems separated by an asterisk allow for the beat to continue on and on This is a collection that can be finished in tw [...]

    5. Disappointing Sparse, lyrical poems that didn t reach beyond the personal The central Someone series of relationship poems was the most developed, but they were only a faint echo of what Kevin Young accomplished in the Sleepwalking Psalms.

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