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From the poet whose beautiful debut was once praised as "transcendent" (Kevin younger) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), risky items tracks its speaker all through North the US and out of the country, illuminating the ways that domestic and position may well inhabit each other with ease or uncomfortably or either at the same time. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo, to Bemidji, Minnesota, and Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill interweaves the modern with the old, and explores with urgency the connection among trip, migration, alienation, and residential. right here, playful "postcard" poems addressed to Nostalgia and My 3rd weigh down this present day sit down along robust reflections at the immigration of African american citizens to Liberia in the course of and after the period of slavery. Such variety and formal innovation make Hill's moment assortment either infrequent and exhilarating. half shadowbox, half migration map, half travelogue-in-verse, risky items is poignant, dependent, and deeply relocating.

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They wander} 5 A land from which food springs forth, beneath transformed as fire. 6 A place of lapis is its stones, which has dust of gold. 7 A path no bird of prey knows, upon which no falcon’s eye has gazed. 8 Serpents have not thrashed upon it. No lion has moved over it. 9 He assaults the hard rock, overturns summits at the roots. 10 He splits streams in the mountains. His eye sees every precious thing. 11 He binds up the sources of the rivers, brings the dark thing to light. Translation and Vocalized Text 24 Section Two 12 But wisdom—where is it found?

I operate under the assumption that the cogency of an interpretation is, in large part, proved by what it produces. ”105 Black formulated this method in response to lack of information regarding text, date, and authorship in Sumerian poetry. Such a method is equally appropriate in studying the poem in Job 28—also a piece whose authorship, textual integrity, and larger literary function are matters of dispute. 108 The greatest poetry Cf. Geller, Sacred Enigmas, 2; Black, Reading Sumerian Poetry, 20.

Fokkelman, Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible: At the Interface of Prosody and Structural Analysis, Volume IV: Job 15-42 (trans. Ch. E. Smit; SSN 47; ed. W. J. ; Assen, The Netherlands: Van Gorcum, 2004), 146-62. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 132-40. ’ ” 1-33. Stephen A. ’: A Literary Study of Job 28 in its Settings,” in Judaic Perspectives on Ancient Israel (eds. Jacob Neusner, Baruch A. Levine, and Ernest S. : Fortress, 1987), 155-88. Reprinted in a slightly condensed form in idem, Sacred Enigmas: Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible (London and New York: Routledge, 1996), 87-107.

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