Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl

Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl

Diane Seuss?s brilliant follow-up to Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Still life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer-burned Dreamsicle Still life with Easter Bunny twenty caged minks and rusty meat grinder Still life with whiskey wooden leg two potpies and a dead parakeet Still life with pork rinds pickled peppers and the Book of Diane Seuss?s brilliant follow-up to Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Stil...

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Title:Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl
Author:Diane Seuss
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:1555978061
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:120 pages pages

Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl Reviews

  • Terry
    Jul 10, 2018
    I love that this book is wildly different from the most recent collections I've read (Tamara Madison's Moraine and Carly Joy Miller's Ceremonial--as those two are wildly different from each other, as well). But there are things that also echo those books as well, especially Madison's m...
  • Ken
    Jul 19, 2018
    If you are a fan of both poetry and painting, this collection will no doubt appeal to you. It's rich with a lot of poems, most all of them descriptions of still lives or of lives of various painters or of how Seuss's life itself can be described with painter detail. Here is an exam...
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    Sep 14, 2018
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Jul 04, 2018
    In this poetry collection, Seuss examines pieces of art, often still life paintings, and relates them to the varied experiences of every day life in our modern world. Pictures of sadness and struggle are forged from observations on famous art and artists. A moving collection. ...
  • Jane
    Aug 12, 2018
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  • H James
    Sep 11, 2018
    Ms Seuss gleefully tramples any ideas I may have had as to the boundaries between poetry from prose. Even as this work serves as a collection of poems written and published separately, it functions as something unified, with parallels within each section and an overarching theme across...
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    Sep 22, 2018
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  • Julie
    Aug 11, 2018
    This collection felt very different from her other works. Maybe that's not true, but that's how I felt. And, I suppose that was the whole point of this book. It may not be true, but the painter and the poet are out to make you feel, to connect, to recognize. My favorite of all of th...
  • Brenda
    Jun 24, 2018
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  • Margaryta
    May 19, 2018
    Seuss' poetry is compelling to say the least. "Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl" isn't just about ekphrasis, although there is quite a bit of it in the collection. Seuss certainly takes bits and pieces from art history, and from still lives in particular, to rearrange the p...
  • Sadie
    Apr 29, 2018
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    Jun 28, 2018
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  • Kelly Jones
    Jul 09, 2018
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  • Jen
    May 18, 2018
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  • Claire
    Aug 26, 2018
    In graduate poetry workshops, I've been taught to avoid writing/reading poems about poetry--presumably because they're not interesting or relevant to an audience of non-poets. But I dare anyone to be bored by the poems in Diane Seuss's Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl. Thes...
  • David Jordan
    Oct 19, 2018
    I recently attended a poetry reading which featured the author of this fantastic volume. To be fair, I was there to hear the other poet on the program, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, who is one of my favorites. Without expecting to, I became just as fascinated with Diane Seuss's contribution t...
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    Jul 30, 2018
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    Jun 26, 2018
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    Aug 11, 2018
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    Dec 24, 2017
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    Jul 27, 2018
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    Oct 11, 2018
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    Oct 01, 2018
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  • King Ludd
    Jun 10, 2018
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  • Elizabeth Willis
    Feb 19, 2018
    STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL is the memento mori of twenty-first century America, ?like greeters at Walmart who are there to remind us that we, too, / will be greeters at Walmart.? Diane Seuss takes us by the hand and leads us through the paintings of Dürer and Pol...
  • Jordan
    Jun 16, 2018
    These poems are dense the way a child's summer's day is dense?bittersweet and infinite, full of discovery and loss. Truly a wonderful collection. ...
  • Caroline
    Mar 20, 2018
    Seuss, in STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL, dares to attempt the reconciliation of the quotidian and the sublime. That endeavor means the collection is inherently courageous; the fact that it succeeds at such a feat makes it a revelatory one. In ambitious, music-driven line...
  • Emily
    Jun 10, 2018
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  • Fran
    Jul 04, 2018
    Di does it again! ...