I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance [electronic resource].

by Bursky, RickLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: La Vergne : BOA Editions Limited, 2015.Description: 1 online resource (77 pages).ISBN: 9781938160806.Subject(s): American poetryLooking glass | Poetry -- CollectionsLooking glass | PoetryLooking glass | Travel -- Poetry | Electronic booksLooking glass
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Contents -- One -- The Relentless -- The Fear -- But First -- There Are New Games We Can Play -- Cloud Theory -- We Were Similar in That Way -- The Vocabularies -- I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance -- Another Simony -- Love and Other Academic Exercises -- I've Already Said Too Much -- The Intimacies -- All the Boredoms in the World -- Though -- Experiments in Grief -- The Experiments That Brought Us Together -- This Is Yours -- Now I'll Begin Making Excuses -- Notes Taken During an Arrhythmia -- The Guerdon -- The Pandemonium -- The Nature of the Correspondence and the Required Heroics -- I'm Telling You This Anyway -- Cui Bono -- There Were Indications That This Would Happen -- Qui Vive -- The Ending -- Two -- My Uncanny Resemblance to a Young Sean Connery -- The Ring of the Fisherman -- Mortal Wish -- The Legerdemain -- The Door -- Rituals -- Three -- The New Heroes -- The Accordion Player's Window -- That Seagull -- The Pity -- The Implications -- I've Changed My Mind About Everything -- She Explained Me to Her Mother Using Latinate Words -- The Taming -- And Then Empyrean -- Genus of Small Sounds -- The New Skills -- These Were Our Best Years -- The Man in the Moon Retires to a Small House in a Valley -- The Cairn -- The Forest -- Instead -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- BOA Editions, Limited American Poets Continuum Series -- Colophon.
Summary: Mapping human fragility, lost lovers, and mysterious pasts, this new collection is an exploration of the extravagance of being alive.Alternative form: Print version: Bursky, Rick I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance 9781938160790Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance is a collection of poems that assign new meanings to the people and things of the past. The book moves in three sections through a fantastic landscape that maps human fragility. The poems in the first section speak to matters of the heart--intimacy and loss--punctuated by lovers who leave. The second section is comprised of prose poems chronicling misadventures and conspiracies: Russian spies on Wilshire Boulevard, artichokes that mate for life, and secret photographs of God. Finally, the third section pans out from individual experience, hosting the collective in fable-like reflections. Together, the poems in Extravagance mark with fragile acceptance the surreal extravagance of being alive.

The Relentless

One day we'll know how long
the dead have to be dead
before they feel hunger.
One day it'll be summer forever.
In the meantime, the weather,
looking for its cue, keeps an eye on me;
and I keep whatever money's in my pocket
crumpled in a ball. A relentless
responsibility dogs me, and the funny thing
is, these are the lyrics to a happy song.
Go ahead, tap your foot,
snap your fingers.
We're roasting a pig in the yard.

Rick Bursky is the author of Death Obscura (Sarabande Books, 2010) and The Soup of Something Missing (Bear Star Press, 2004), winner of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. He lives in Los Angeles where he works in advertising and teaches poetry in the UCLA Extension Writer's Program.

Contents -- One -- The Relentless -- The Fear -- But First -- There Are New Games We Can Play -- Cloud Theory -- We Were Similar in That Way -- The Vocabularies -- I'm No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance -- Another Simony -- Love and Other Academic Exercises -- I've Already Said Too Much -- The Intimacies -- All the Boredoms in the World -- Though -- Experiments in Grief -- The Experiments That Brought Us Together -- This Is Yours -- Now I'll Begin Making Excuses -- Notes Taken During an Arrhythmia -- The Guerdon -- The Pandemonium -- The Nature of the Correspondence and the Required Heroics -- I'm Telling You This Anyway -- Cui Bono -- There Were Indications That This Would Happen -- Qui Vive -- The Ending -- Two -- My Uncanny Resemblance to a Young Sean Connery -- The Ring of the Fisherman -- Mortal Wish -- The Legerdemain -- The Door -- Rituals -- Three -- The New Heroes -- The Accordion Player's Window -- That Seagull -- The Pity -- The Implications -- I've Changed My Mind About Everything -- She Explained Me to Her Mother Using Latinate Words -- The Taming -- And Then Empyrean -- Genus of Small Sounds -- The New Skills -- These Were Our Best Years -- The Man in the Moon Retires to a Small House in a Valley -- The Cairn -- The Forest -- Instead -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- BOA Editions, Limited American Poets Continuum Series -- Colophon.

Mapping human fragility, lost lovers, and mysterious pasts, this new collection is an exploration of the extravagance of being alive.

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Author notes provided by Syndetics

Rick Bursky is the author of Death Obscura (Sarabande, 2010); The Soup of Something Missing (Bear Star Press, 2004), winner of the Dorothy Brunsmen Poetry Prize; and the chapbook, The Invention of Fiction (Hollyridge Press, 2005). He received his BFA from Art Center College of Design, and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His work appears widely in such places as American Poetry Review, The Pinch, Gettysburg Review, Sycamore Review, Copper Nickle, Antioch Review, Laurel Review, Hotel Amerika, Southern Review, Conduit, Field, Iowa Review, and The Journal, among many others. Bursky currently lives in Los Angeles where he works in advertising and teaches poetry in the UCLA Extension Writer's Program.

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