[ Reading ] ➸ By the Numbers Author James Richardson – Soaringeaglecasino.us

By the NumbersFaces Are Motion, Which Is Why All The Photos Of You Are Bad Even The Most Natural Looking Portrait Is A Sentence Interrupted, One Note Of An Aria, Held Though Faces Themselves Hide A Deeper Motion You Seem To Sit There And Meet My Eyes Across The Table, But You Are So Many Other Places, Clinging Here For A Moment Against All The Currents That Will Soon Sweep You Onward We Are So Moved By The Faces Caught In The Windows Of Trains Going The Other Way Because They Tell Us How All Faces Really Are.James Richardson Is The Author Of Six Books Of Poetry And Two Critical Studies His Poems Appear Frequently In The New Yorker, Slate, And Paris Review He Is A Professor Of English And Creative Writing At Princeton University.

[ Reading ] ➸ By the Numbers Author James Richardson – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 111 pages
  • By the Numbers
  • James Richardson
  • English
  • 09 November 2018
  • 9781556593208

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  1. says:

    I have loved every James Richardson book that I have read in the past and this one started out so strongly that I thought it would continue the trend The first section of the book is brilliant, in my opinion moving and thoughtful And then came the aphorisms.In the past, I have really enjoyed Richardson s aphorisms but this time around, they didn t hit the same high notes for me Often, they came across as old man yelling at clouds kind of thoughts Occasionally offensive and rarely deep, they just didn t seem nearly as interesting or entertaining as they have been in the past.That continued for me in the last third of the book It focuses on aging, on loss and what is lost as we age and begin to forget It is a topic that makes for fine poetry but a lot of the verse here seems devoid of emotion There were a lot of attempts at humor which fell a bit flat for me and maybe that is where I didn t manage to connect with the work I will...


  2. says:

    Purchased this collection for the collection of 170 aphorisms it contains I was going through an aphorism phase Like the poems, which I would describe as aphoristic, the entire collection is filled with humor, but never reaches the point of trying to make jokes What often feels about to veer into territory that is hokey cuts off and redirects the readers attention to small, sad moments in the midst of a brightly colored world I particularly enjoyed the longer poem Are We ...


  3. says:

    I was less struck by the poems here than the aphorisms Some of them were thought provoking Nothing important comes with instructions How proud we are of our multitasking What is Life but something to get off our desks, cro...


  4. says:

    Truthfully, I didn t love this What can I say I realize it was a finalist for the National Book Award and that his Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award a few years back I even liked some of the poems very much in the book, but an equal number of the poems or seemed gimicky and smart not in good way , were of marginal interest and accomplishment, and altogether held no common denominator or structure as far as I could tell, which is what a book of poems I wa...


  5. says:

    I m attracted to contemporary poetry with a classical feel to it and for that reason am attracted to James Richardson s work He doesn t stray far from the classical His subjects are Shakespeare, the Greek gods observed in bars, Zeus giving a press conference, the Georgic style given a modern twist His brilliance is best shown in a long section of aphorisms and what he calls Ten Second Essays w...


  6. says:

    that little bird, pretty calm there in the snow, is cold, but itmust be a discontinuous and lightly registered sensation cold, peck peck, what s that oh yeah, cold whereas i would bedesperate in a few minutes thinking about freezing forever and...


  7. says:

    Loved this collection of poems and aphorisms by Richardson Terrific meldings of language and science and the everyday, this is a collection I can pick up and enjoy often My favorite part was Section II Vectors 3.0 Even More Aphorisms and Ten Second Essays which is a collectio...


  8. says:

    This volume was a finalist for the National Book Award this past year I don t always care for poems based on mythology, but enjoyed these, particularly Echo Later on I giggled over Songs for Senility, definitely my favorite


  9. says:

    poetry


  10. says:

    Other than the aphorisms, there were many great poems here.

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