Pelican

Pelican

Emily O'Neill / Oct 16, 2019

Pelican Emily O Neill s poems herald an absence so present that it can only be humanly known as loss the kind of loss that leads to grief shown to us with lines as ferocious as I dare the dark to eat me fier

  • Title: Pelican
  • Author: Emily O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9781936919307
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emily O Neill s poems herald an absence so present that it can only be humanly known as loss the kind of loss that leads to grief, shown to us with lines as ferocious as I dare the dark to eat me fiercely and If I could, I d tell the story with silence and bored with stillness, uncatchable as a breaking wave But this is not the poetry of lack Through naming and claEmily O Neill s poems herald an absence so present that it can only be humanly known as loss the kind of loss that leads to grief, shown to us with lines as ferocious as I dare the dark to eat me fiercely and If I could, I d tell the story with silence and bored with stillness, uncatchable as a breaking wave But this is not the poetry of lack Through naming and claiming these absences, this brilliant book makes known the possibility for transformation a rabbit crushed into a bottomless satin hat Now, you see it Now, it s hope Jericho Brown, The New TestamentPelican is a generous debut collection of poetry that gifts its audience with an unflinching portrayal of addiction, love, and the blind survival that follows grief Like bloodied pearls strewn across a nightstand, these poems demand dignity in the face of mayhem Rachel McKibbens, Pink ElephantO Neill s poems sing with an irresistible physicality We are sucked into her buzzing fluorescent dioramas rooms within rooms, worlds within worlds All of them filled with animate objects, the ones we collect the ones we hold Everything, even the lightlessness, is bright here, but nothing is hazy This isn t a dream O Neill is acute This is about being awake Brian Ellis, American Dust Revisited

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    About "Emily O'Neill"

      • Emily O'Neill

        Emily O Neill is an artist, writer, and proud Jersey girl New poems are forthcoming in The Journal, Minnesota Review, Redivider, and Washington Square, among others Her poem de Los Muertos was selected by Jericho Brown as the winner of Gigantic Sequins second annual poetry contest.She holds a degree in the synesthesia of storytelling from Hampshire College and teaches creative writing courses at the Boston Center For Adult Education.Her debut collection, Pelican, is the inaugural winner of the Pamet River Book Prize, awarded by Yes Yes Books to first collections from female identified and gender queer poets, and is available now She lives in Medford, MA with two brilliant Feral Bitch writers and the inimitable Roger Mindfucker.


    367 Comments

    1. // Trigger warnings in this book: drug use, abuse, violence, depression //This book felt like it was written in an attempt to heal. It was startlingly honest and painful and forgiving and full of so much.


    2. 4.25 watery starsA wonderful visual exploration of death, grief and self. The water and bird imagery was consistent and grounded me throughout the entire collection, yet always managed to surprise and enchant me. Some poems deeply resonated with me; and I felt at once humbled in the view of my own experiences of grief, but also opened me out to, as it were, a communal emotion and experience. Other poems left me lost, but I was able to enjoy their structure, imagery and rhythm.Yes, I read all of [...]


    3. Powerful poems for modern readers.Pelican is an emotional roller coaster that opens a window to O'Neill's life as she handles life, death, religion, and femininity. Her writing is so beautiful and so cryptic that it is a collection I will continue to think about. The majority of poems are heartbreaking but they still hold out on hope. "I leave hope like a coin/ in the throat of a lucky well." It's so great.I really had to take my time with each poem as I felt there were several layers of meaning [...]




    4. From HFR contributor Knar Gavin's review: "Whether dipping from avian heights into subterranean regions, or splashing the surface of unconscionable depths, these poems remain active and lively. Liminal spaces, brutal juxtapositions and tonal shifts provide both vitality and texture to O’Neill’s work, forging a relationship between language and the appearance of live-ness."Full review here: ow/PZQHz


    5. I could spend hours thinking about Pelican. These poems are absolutely brilliant; every line is like a small painting you can fit in the palm of your hand. There is so much beautiful detail. Also, I REALLY want to get "I dare / the dark to eat me fiercely" (from the introductory poem, "Kismet") tattooed somewhere on my body. Gonna be recommending this book to everybody.



    6. Emily O'Neill's poetry is ferocious yet vulnerable, and lousy with wicked imagery. I loved every line of this collection.



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