3 Sections: Poems by Vijay Seshadri

By Vijay Seshadri

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Vijay Seshadri’s new poetry is guaranteed and specialist, his line as canny as ever. In an array of poetic varieties from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts confusing divisions of up to date life—a wayward background, an indeterminate destiny, and a gift situation of eager to outthink time. this can be a rare booklet, witty and vivacious, by way of one in all America’s most sensible poets.

The long-awaited 3rd poetry ebook via Vijay Seshadri, “one of the main revered poets operating in the United States today” - Time Out New York

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They requested me, is that this time worse than another.

I stated, for whom?

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chalkboard they drifted out. I grew to become again to an empty room.

Maybe I couldn’t write speedy adequate. probably it used to be too soon.

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Oh for me I have other plans. Reason intervenes to order impulse. Still, it can appear—death—as a solution, which of course it is. Alone with your treasures, hardly a budge to the little ravine. Wild animals. Cry yourself sleepy. I used to go to all 52 transcendental studies vampire films. Hope sprang eternal. Lovers drink each other’s blood. First a river, then a hill. A new vein opens. I have admitted too many entities. Time to razor down. I understand how one might prefer to walk bent over, eyes to the pavement.

Shipwreck in haven 33 4 Strange rooms. Through these experimental years, who can describe beauty in the dead of night? Complain of frivolity or of portraits exactly like ghosts. The waters of the great surrounding sea will completely evaporate when the sun opens the fifth of its seven eyes. Oh yes, I take pleasure in backgrounds, bringing them forward. 34 transcendental studies 5 These are only a few of many legendary details, called from the distant future where each thing has its end, including sea, sun, the eyes.

While wishing still fulfills. Keep your eye out for me, in the vicinity of that tree. I will be near it. Perhaps, in spring, as a child reaching for the center. Look at the sycamore: tall, healthy, flashing its regalia. 54 transcendental studies Falling in Love through a Description Such a love is a tumbledown building without any foundations.

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