If Men, Then by Eliza Griswold audiobook

If Men, Then: Poems

By Eliza Griswold

Macmillan Audio 9780374280772
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A darkly humorous new collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity If Men, Then, Eliza Griswold’s second poetry collection, charts a radical spiritual journey through catastrophe. Griswold’s language is forthright and intimate as she steers between the chaos of a tumultuous inner world and an external landscape littered with SUVs, CBD oil, and go bags, talismans of our time. Alternately searing and hopeful, funny and fraught, the poems explore the world’s fracturing through the collapse of the ego, embodied in a character named “I”—a soul attempting to wrestle with itself in the face of an unfolding tragedy. "Griswold narrates with a strong voice and moderate pacing. “What can we offer the child at the border,” she begins with her poem “Prayer.” Then she continues with her other pieces about race, immigration, and spirituality." — BookRiot

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A darkly humorous new collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity If Men, Then, Eliza Griswold’s second poetry collection, charts a radical spiritual journey through catastrophe. Griswold’s language is forthright and intimate as she steers between the chaos of a tumultuous inner world and an external landscape littered with SUVs, CBD oil, and go bags, talismans of our time. Alternately searing and hopeful, funny and fraught, the poems explore the world’s fracturing through the collapse of the ego, embodied in a character named “I”—a soul attempting to wrestle with itself in the face of an unfolding tragedy. "Griswold narrates with a strong voice and moderate pacing. “What can we offer the child at the border,” she begins with her poem “Prayer.” Then she continues with her other pieces about race, immigration, and spirituality." — BookRiot

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Griswold] writes poems so emotionally charged they seem on the verge of spilling over . . . palpable and provocative poems that can be appreciated by broad audience. Karla Huston, Library Journal
This second poetry collection from Griswold is profoundly of its moment (just look at the CBD oil references), but its language feels somehow eternal. Emma Specter, Vogue
"Griswold has taken the Whitmanesque 'I'—'I' as everyone—and made it unmistakably singular . . . Though the sequence nods to the surreal and the psychological—Rimbaud’s 'Je est un autre'—there are also echoes of John Berryman and Sylvia Plath, poets closer to home whose self-awareness was enacted on the page in the form of characters, masks, new selves . . . wry and intimate, sophisticated and all [Griswold's] own—imagining the adventure that is being. Kevin Young, The New Yorker

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Author Bio: Eliza Griswold

Author Bio: Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold, a Guggenheim fellow, is the author of a collection of poems and two nonfiction books. Her Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam was a New York Times bestseller that was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 0.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English