By Mary Jo Bang
The beautiful new assortment by way of the award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang, writer of The final Seconds and Elegy
We have been ridiculous—me, with my excessive jinks and hat. Him, together with his boredom and drink. i glance again now and spot constructions so thick that the existence i presumed i used to be making then is not anything yet interlocking angles and above them, that blot of grey sky I occasionally observed. beneath is the sting of what wasn’t identified then. while i'd pass. whilst i'd come again. What i might be when.
—from “One Glass Negative”
A Doll for Throwing takes its identify from the Bauhaus artist Alma Siedhoff-Buscher’s Wurfpuppe, a versatile and sturdy woven doll that, if thrown, could land with grace. A ventriloquist can also be stated to “throw” her voice right into a doll that rests at the knee. Mary Jo Bang’s prose poems during this interesting ebook create a speaker who have been part of the Bauhaus college in Germany a century in the past and who had additionally noticeable the school’s cave in whilst it used to be close through the Nazis in 1933. seeing that this speaker isn't really anyone yet just a build, she is usually both alive within the current and offers voice to the stipulations of either time sessions: nostalgia, xenophobia, and political extremism. The lifetime of the Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy echoes throughout those poems—the finish of her marriage, the lack of her negatives, and her attempt to proceed to make paintings and be identified for having made it.
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