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A Phenomenology of Spirit
Stacy Doris

2012 • 112 pp. 5 1/4 x 7 1/4"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-937658-04-5

The final book from an internationally acclaimed poet and translator

This book stands for:
a) a close translation of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit
b) a mainly at arm’s length appropriation of some poems by Paul Celan
these being two extremes in language of
c) a log of disasters
d) a register of miracle
e) also this is a bunch of love poems of undying love

Reviews / Endorsements

“A roiling, violent lyrical enjambment rides across and through the pulse of six-syllable lines in these heart-rending poems, braiding nominal substantives with ruinous but glorious transition. They stutter and retreat, hoping to stall for time, since “no time’s not want.” The felt sensual world, natural and artifactual, pivots toward and away from an acutely embodied appetite and desire, everywhere routed through love. If Hegel and Paul Celan hover over these poems, they are angels of thwarted mercy. Fledge.”—Ann Lauterbach

“Poetry and the world of imagination meant everything, were everything for Stacy. Her innovative writing was different from anyone else’s, and different from herself. In other words, every book was a different experiment in poetry. And yet these experiments are all chapters from the book of Stacy Doris.” —Norma Cole

STACY DORIS’s previous books of poetry are Kildare, Paramour, Conference, Knot, Cheerleader’s Guide to the World: Council Book, and The Cake Part. She also wrote three books in French and translated three volumes of French poetry into English. She died on January 31, 2012 at her home in San Francisco, where she taught in the Creative Writing Programs at SFSU.

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