Heaven
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9780374168520 (hardcover), 0374168520 (hardcover)
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61 pages
Status
Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780374168520 (hardcover), 0374168520 (hardcover)

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"A spectacularly vibrant and continually surprising collection from one of the poetry world's rising young stars "Who the hell's heaven is this?" Rowan Ricardo Phillips offers many answers, and none at all, in Heaven, the piercing and revelatory encore to his award-winning debut, The Ground. Swerving elegantly from humor to heartbreak, from Colorado to Florida, from Dante's Paradise to Homer's Illiad, from knowledge to ignorance to awe, Phillips turns his gaze upward and outward, probing and upending notions of the beyond. "Feeling, real feeling / with all its faulty / Architecture, is / Beyond a god's touch"--but it does not elude Phillips. Meditating on feverish boyhood, on two paintings by Chuck Close, on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, on a dead rooster by the side of the road in Ohio, on an elk grazing outside his window, his language remains eternally intoxicating, full of play, pathos, and surprise. "The end," he writes, "like / All I've ever told you, is uncertain." Or, elsewhere: "The only way then to know a truth / Is to squint in its direction and poke." Phillips--who received a 2013 Whiting Writers' Award as well as the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award--may not be certain, but as he squints and pokes in the direction of truth, his power of perception and elegance of expression create a place where beauty and truth come together and drift apart like a planet orbiting its star. The result is a book whose lush and wounding beauty will leave its mark on readers long after they've turned the last page"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, R. R. (2015). Heaven (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, Rowan Ricardo. 2015. Heaven. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, Rowan Ricardo. Heaven Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, Rowan Ricardo. Heaven First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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