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Ruin epub ebook

by Cynthia Cruz

Ruin epub ebook

Author: Cynthia Cruz
Category: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Alice James Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 2006)
Pages: 80 pages
ISBN: 1882295587
ISBN13: 978-1882295586
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 911
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Cynthia Cruz, Ruin (Alice James Books, 2006). Ruin is a book that will hurt you, but do so in an indefinable way, kind of like the charming guy at the bar who couches a mild insult within every compliment.

Cynthia Cruz, Ruin (Alice James Books, 2006). Cruz' work loves to contradict itself emotionally, every happiness cursed, every blackness countermanded with a joy: There's a gunboat cutting through the distance, Its hull ablaze with honey light and black Lanterns tattering in the breeze.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Like a series of slides from a film reel, the poems of Dregs reveal the ruin, remnants or dregs left over from the wars and economic and human inequalities of our world today. Praise for The Glimmering Room. n exquisite fever dream of drugs.

Cynthia Cruz is the author of Ruin, a collection of poems published in 2006 by Alice James Books. Her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in 2012. Her works has been anthologized in "Isn't it Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets" and "The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries.

Ruin by Cynthia Cruz is a book I first requested through ILL last fall. Cruz' book threads through the destruction of a nuclear family, although there is even more mystery in the narrative than there was in Bachmann's book.

Cynthia Cruz is a contemporary American poet living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of six published poetry collections, an essay collection, and currently teaches classes at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia . . She is the author of six published poetry collections, an essay collection, and currently teaches classes at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Graduate Writing Program at Columbia University. Cynthia Cruz is a poet, essayist, professor and critic. Born in Germany on an US Air Force base, Cruz grew up in Germany and northern California.

Cynthia Cruz is a contemporary American poet. She currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She has previously taught at the

Cynthia Cruz's passionate, intense poems inhabit a landscape of fates and fatal hungers, nightmares and dangerous desires, in which enchantment and terror are so intimate that they become on. Reginald Shepherd Reader, take heed: These are no ordinary poems about childhood. In a series of secular prayers, Cynthia Cruz alludes to a girlhood colored by abuse and a brother's death. A beautifully understated sense of menace and damage pervades this vivid, nonlinear tale. JanuaryA California of snow and the surpriseOf illness.

Cynthia Cruz - Cynthia Cruz is the author of How the End Begins (Four Way Books . In the rooms of a rundown palace You said, Ruined.

Cynthia Cruz - Cynthia Cruz is the author of How the End Begins (Four Way Books, 2016) and Wunderkammer (Four Way Books, 2014). Brenda Shaughnessy writes, Cruz exposes that glorious hell that is having a history, having a body, remembering everything and trying to make something good of it. The recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in German at Rutgers University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You said nothing to me For three long weeks.

The poets C. K. Williams and Cynthia Cruz, at first glance, couldn’t seem more different. Mr. Williams owns a Pulitzer and has published more than 20 books; her latest book is just Ms. Cruz’s second. He casts long, serpentine lines upon the page; she savors the cryptic burst. And Mr. Williams was born into the same 1930s Newark that shaped Philip Roth, while Ms. Cruz came of age in Santa Cruz, Calif. skateboarding and listening to punk.

American poet Cynthia Cruz is the author of Dregs (Four Way Books, 2018), How The End Begins (Four Way Books, 2016), Wunderkammer (Four Way Books, 2014), The Glimmering Room (Four Way Books, 2012), and Ruin (Alice James, 2006). Guidebooks for the Dead, her sixth collection of poems, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2020.

Reader, take heed: These are no ordinary poems about childhood. In a series of secular prayers, Cynthia Cruz alludes to a girlhood colored by abuse and a brother’s death. A beautifully understated sense of menace and damage pervades this vivid, nonlinear tale.
Reviews (4)
Ienekan
Strong work

Wel
Cynthia Cruz, Ruin (Alice James Books, 2006)

Ruin is a book that will hurt you, but do so in an indefinable way, kind of like the charming guy at the bar who couches a mild insult within every compliment. Cruz' work loves to contradict itself emotionally, every happiness cursed, every blackness countermanded with a joy:

There's a gunboat cutting through the distance,
Its hull ablaze with honey light and black
Lanterns tattering in the breeze. Off the rafters
Hangs an old yellow dress I wore once when I was little.

There's a sick Sheltie staring from the landing
And a pile of cages rusting in the weather.

A ghost, I enter the boat.

When it pulls up, I'll be a girl again.
("Secondhand Gun")

These are short, punchy pieces, each demanding reflection. It's a small book, but one worth savoring. *** ½

Andronrad
I agree with Harold Bloom's test of the potency of literature: it possesses a strangeness that forces you to change your world somehow to incorporate it, or to give up and leave your world in order to join it somewhere else. Cynthia Cruz's cycle of poems does some of each. On the surface I can make easy comparisons to Rimbaud (for the torrent of images) and Plath (for the here-take-a-look-at-my-bleeding-wrists-no-I-don't-mind-ness) but after a few readings a world that is clearly Cruz's own emerges. I have found myself describing it as gothic, then hastening to clarify that none of the stereotypical gothic trappings are here. But the aesthetic of rummaging around in the ugly to find a sliver of beauty is fascinating in her hands.

So much is surprising about this collection. How the lynchpin of the whole cycle goes almost unnoticed in one of the most understated poems. How the structure is in some ways quite formal (shifts in color and symbol from before to after that lynchpin) and in other ways quite postmodern (try to pin down the way drugs figure in this text.)

Clearly I am a fan; I suppose I wouldn't take the time to write a review of an obscure, slender volume of poetry if I weren't. This book is a steal, and I think it's important to support a talented poet who has made an ugly pretty thing that will meet you on its own terms.

Andromathris
Of all the new first books of poetry I've read this year "Ruin" is an outstanding work of lyrics taut in language, mystery and emotion. I bought this last week and I've read through it everyday since then. Great book.

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