From H L Ne Cixous S Charge To Kill The False Woman Who Is Preventing The Live One From Breathing, The Fix Forges That Woman S Reckoning With Her Violent Past, With Her Sexuality, And With A Future Unmoored From The Trappings Of Domestic Life These Poems Of Lyric Beauty And Unflinching Candor Negotiate The Terrain Of Contradictory Desire Often To Darkly Comedic Effect In Encounters With Strangers In Dive Bars And On Highway Shoulders, And Through Ekphrastic Engagement With Visionaries Like William Blake, Jos Trailer ò The Fix PDF by Þ Lisa Wells Clemente Orozco, And The Talking Heads, This Book Seeks The Real Beneath The Dissembling Surface Here, Nothing Is Fixed, But Grace Arrives By Diving Into The Complicated Past In Order To Find A Way To Live, Now Woman Seated With Thighs Apart Often I Am Permitted To Return To This Kitchen Tipsy, Pinned To The Fridge, To The Precise Instant The Kiss Smashed In When The Jaws Of Night Are Grinding And The Double Bed Is Half Asleep The Snore Beside Me Syncs To The Traffic Light, Pulsing Red, Ragged Up In The Linen Curtain I Leak Such Solicitous Sighs To Asphalt, Slicked With Black Ice, High Beams Speed Over My Body Whole While The Drugstore Weeps Its Remedy In Strident Neon Throbs I Doubt I Ll Make It Out It S A Cold Country It S The Sting Of Quarantine It S My Own Two Hands Working Deep Inside The Sheets I received an ARC from University of Iowa Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The Fix is a collection of poetry from Lisa Wells, which won the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize I have a mixed relationship with poetry I love to read it out loud and savor the rhythms and patterns of words, and I subscribe to the theory that poetry can have a thousand different meanings depending primarily on the reader This also means that I sometimes miss the real meaning of a poem without the background context However, I ve been trying to readof it this year and to explore some new to me authors. Unrelated to my relationship to poetry, Wells word choice throughout her poems is casual, but her style is abstract Thi An incredible selection of poetry that almost defies description Vivid in both descriptions and distractions the poet takes the reader on a wild ride from the shoulder of the road to the backroom of a club Animalistic and sometimes violent the journey continues unabated Sometimes the words turn simple A seed sleeps till you put it in the ground A seed is a box water opens Resurrections IIOther times the words tend to run deep and the meanings blur The is captured particularly well in State of a Fair blending meanings and playing both on words and events to create a double vision branching in different directions. Complex yet beautifully written collection of poetry certainly able to hold the the attention and admiration of the reader A well done collection deserving of the Iowa Poetry Prize.
That was quick which I expected as it s not even a hundred pages The Fix is a collection of poems I found as utterly engaging Once you read a poem, you can t help but be excited or wonder what the poet will talk about in the next poem All the poems describe moments from the poets s life, but they were vividly but creatively described that only a good poet can do The poet s language was lyrical, musical but sharp Lisa Wells certainly not only proves she s a poet but also that her words, her beautiful complex words, can hurt and strike deep too as they spoke of something of truth in her and so it became truth to the readers as well These poems are haunting and I know i ll reread this soon And look at that cover I loved it. . I have to have a hard copy for my shelf as I only read this as an e copy granted to me by the author and publishers thru Netgalley in exc Disclaimer Received a free digital copy of the book through NetgalleyTo endure thisapparatusall I have to do is last This poetry collection thrived on being abstract yet vivid in its use of description in every poem Every poem was a unique journey, separate from all the others Admittedly, some flew right over my head but I still very much liked reading the words and trying to decipher what they meant to me A perfect break from all insta poetry I d say and something I look forward to having on my shelves Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to read a confident, bold and exquisite play on words FavouritesTheory of Knowledge , Saddle Shoes , Woman Seated With Thighs Apart , Canis Vulgaris , Instructions , Resurrections , Beast 1 and 5 , Under the Water, Carry The Water , We Must Be Coming Down , State of a Fair , Winemaking , Poetry Man.
About The Author
Lisa Wells is a poet and nonfiction writer from Portland, Oregon Her debut collection of poetry, THE FIX, was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for the Iowa Poetry Prize A new book of nonfiction is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus Giroux in 2020 Her work has appeared in Harper s, Granta, The Iowa Review, The Believer, and elsewhere She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and has