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The Life

Carrie Fountain

Narrator Carrie Fountain

Publisher: Recorded Books

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Summary

An acclaimed poet deepens her exploration of the domestic in a new collection of playful and wise poemsThe poems in Carrie Fountain’s third collection, The Life, exist somewhere, as Rilke says, between “our daily life” and “the great work”—an interstitial space where sidelong glances live alongside shouts to heaven. In elegant yet colloquial language, Fountain observes her children dressing themselves in fledgling layers of personhood, creating their own private worlds and personalities, and makes room for genuine marvels amid routine. Attuned to the delicate, fleeting moments that together compose a life, these poems offer a guide by which to navigate the signs and symbols, and to pilot if not the perfect life, the only life, the life we are given.  Includes the collection Instant Winner
Duration: about 2 hours (02:21:23)
Publishing date: 2021-05-04; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2021. Copyright Statment: —