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By Quan Barry

Winner of the 2000 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

2002 finalist in poetry, Society of Midland Authors

Quan Barry’s wonderful debut assortment has been in comparison to Sylvia Plath’s Ariel for the startling complexity of craft and the unique refined imaginative and prescient in the back of it. In those poems attractiveness is simply as prone to be stumbled on on a radioactive atoll as within the existential questions raised through The Matrix.

Asylum  is a piece excited by giving voice to the displaced—both genuine and fictional. In "some refrains Sam might have performed had he been requested" the piano participant from Casablanca  is fleshed out in methods the movie didn’t let. Steven Seagal, Yukio Mishima, Tituba of the Salem Witch Trials, and eighteenth-century black poet Phillis Wheatley additionally populate those poems.

Barry engages with the world—the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, the legacy of the Vietnam war—but additionally tackles the huge meditative query of the individual’s life with regards to a better fact, even if analyzing rituals or wondering, "Where is it written that we must always are looking to be saved?" eventually, Asylum reveals a haven through no longer taking a look away.

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