Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic, Alice Quinn
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Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic

Author: Alice Quinn

Narrator: Hillary Huber , Elisabeth Rodgers , Neil Shah , Edoardo Ballerini , Prentice Onayemi , Shayna Small , Michael Crouch , Nicole Lewis , Catherine Ho , Dani Martineck , Gisela Chípe , Catherine Cohen

Unabridged: 3 hr 19 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 11/17/2020

Genre: Poetry - Anthologies (multiple Authors)

Synopsis

In this urgent outpouring of American voices, our poets speak to us as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives.

As the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects began to spread in the United States and around the world, Alice Quinn reached out to poets across the country to see if, and what, they were writing under quarantine. Moved and galvanized by the response, the onetime New Yorker poetry editor and recent former director of the Poetry Society of America began collecting the poems arriving in her inbox, assembling this various, intimate, and intricate portrait of our suddenly altered reality. In these pages, we find poets grieving for relatives they are separated from or recovering from illness themselves, attending to suddenly complicated household tasks or turning to literature for strength, considering the bravery of medical workers or working their own shifts at the hospital, and, as the Black Lives Matter movement has swept the globe, reflecting on the inequities in our society that amplify sorrow and demand our engagement. From fierce and resilient to wistful, darkly humorous, and emblematically reverent about the earth and the vulnerability of human beings in frightening times, the poems in this collection find the words to describe what can feel unspeakably difficult and strange, providing wisdom, companionship, and depths of feeling that enliven our spirits.

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