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By Molly Brodak

ISBN-10: 1587298589

ISBN-13: 9781587298585

ISBN-10: 1587299267

ISBN-13: 9781587299261

The language of Molly Brodak’s first full-length assortment, A Little heart of the Night, is ever transferring, brightly sonic, and disarming whereas exploring the margin among nature and paintings, darkness and sweetness, goals and awakenings. As echoed in a single epigraph from Emerson, those poems catch “the detailed and the huge” of recognition in extreme lyric verse with an angular and nearly clinical sensitivity. here's a speaker reason on discovery: “Oh complete international, we elect / another.”
      This award-winning assortment simmers with wit as Brodak confronts tragedy, youth losses, transcendent love, and the query of artwork itself. Tinged with a suffering—“I was once the littlest wastebasket. / i used to be my very own church. other than— / scared, scared”—that rises above own sorrow, her fierce and painterly poems redefine nature and artwork and what exists among: “Lately, there's spangled coloration in my area / and a chilly apple orchard to have a tendency in preference to consciousness.” As Reginald Shepherd acknowledged concerning the poems in Brodak’s first assortment, the chapbook Instructions for a Painting, her global is “‘small sufficient / to sing in all directions,’ and massive sufficient to take us there.”

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Leave dawn an indeterminate pink, leave the cat with a cloud for a mouth. Make this whole hovering over the yellow scrub of lakeshore near Luna Pier— it should belong to your hands. It should already be old. ( 45 ) Lacan as an Australian Settler There are stars here but not enough. What do I do with what I wanted? ) Until I landed and met everything other. Day one & some odd femur defies England. And the interior sea is missing —no, pasture, pasture: another abandoned room for my counterfeit emergence, capture— my lonely little a?

So, listen, I’m afraid of where I will go under the anesthesia. Don’t think belief is uninterruptible. There is a reason, then there is murder, forgetfulness. Normal and not normal. In my dream, Mom brings me a tassel of robin’s feet. I have an owl in a cage exactly the size of its body. It escapes just moments later. ( 15 ) Underneath Ever to admit my loneliness is unnecessary and hedge in whatever frail danger is left in me doesn’t explain why things feel so inside out. The last dump and trailer on the edge of town— which way to the wilderness?

Changing my mind. Green and pink light knitted across us; it was just a thought. Bouquet of overrated roses on my real lap. ( 42 ) “Ha, ha. ” — Hardy, “Channel Firing” Lake-like Paint the sumac chest-high, aching out of somewhere primitive. Use blue only in a wild spray of starlings to tangle the pocket of nothing above the highway. Below, in the panic-grass and sedges some dirty cat with the fur of its neck knifed up—the same beige. Leave dawn an indeterminate pink, leave the cat with a cloud for a mouth.

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