Sylph

Sylph In her first collection of poems Abigail Cloud draws inspiration from nineteenth century European Romantic ballets which often portrayed scorned females as mystical spirits such as sylphs shades a

  • Title: Sylph
  • Author: Abigail Cloud
  • ISBN: 9780807156933
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback
  • In her first collection of poems, Abigail Cloud draws inspiration from nineteenth century European Romantic ballets, which often portrayed scorned females as mystical spirits such as sylphs, shades, and wilis Some of these creatures seduced men into dancing until they died punishment for inconstancy or lured them into love For Cloud, the dark gravity that holds theseIn her first collection of poems, Abigail Cloud draws inspiration from nineteenth century European Romantic ballets, which often portrayed scorned females as mystical spirits such as sylphs, shades, and wilis Some of these creatures seduced men into dancing until they died punishment for inconstancy or lured them into love For Cloud, the dark gravity that holds these enchanters to the earth is the same as our own and thus these demons are as everyday as air.Sylph filters our world through the lenses of dance, folklore, and history, revealing our contemporary lives to be dreamlike and prismatic In the blink the mouse spent to disappear, I loved you, avows the sylph The cost of her ascension and ours is steep our price speech, our forgetting breath Such are the stakes in this complex, seductive, and stunning debut.

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      Published :2019-05-18T12:42:58+00:00

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    1. Abigail Cloud Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Sylph book, this is one of the most wanted Abigail Cloud author readers around the world.

    2. This was selected by Dana Levin as the winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize. It doesn't disappoint. While I admit I'm not an avid reader of poetry, I have never read poems with such innovative, intriguing topics as these. Ethereal and earthy at the same time, the series of poems set in an asylum were for me the most inventive and powerful. I reread about a dozen times "Letter to a Suicidal Man." This is just one stanza:Once there was a man who wentinto a mine and he was heavyand stay [...]

    3. I read Abigail Cloud's Sylph (Pleiades Press, 2014) slowly, half-drugged by the language, which is both dense and ethereal. The 71-page collection describes legendary creatures whose "wings cast poems / over the glass of the earth." At first, I felt lost, and then—then—utterly enchanted. I was reminded of Louise Glück's Wild Iris poems. These voices are alien, yet heartbreakingly familiar. Sylph won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Series Award from Pleiades Press.

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