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The Dark Opens
Miriam Levine

Autumn House
2008 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-19-0

Winner of the 2007 Autumn House Press Poetry Contest, selected by Mark Doty.

Winner of the 2007 Autumn House Press Poetry Contest, selected by Mark Doty. Levine's third collection of poetry explores the fragility of the human body, as well as how these bodies experience the natural world.

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“‘No break between the voice and the word,’ writes Miriam Levine in her warm, breathing debut, and indeed this is a speaker who seems entirely herself but somehow edgeless, too, so that she shades into whatever engages her attention. ‘It’s terrible to be rooted forever like Daphne,’ she writes; she’d prefer to accept the invitation offered to her by Night: ‘Touch my face, I’ll make you...unending.’ Somehow these effortless poems manage to be deeply connected to the solid physical world of friends and children, husband and neighbors, but also touch upon an airy, unfettered interiority, so that they’re both straightforward and complicated at once, both earthly and awash in a world of light.”—Mark Doty

MIRIAM LEVINE is the author of three poetry collections, as well as: In Paterson, a novel; Devotion: A Memoir; and A Guide to Writers' Homes in New England. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and The Pushcart Prize anthology. She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. Levine lives in Massachusetts and Florida.

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