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

  • Shaindel
    Dec 28, 2018
    Ever since happening upon Diane Seuss's work online from Poem-A-Day at Poets.org , I've been a fan. Here's a poem if you haven't read her yet: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/toad One of my students did her author study on Diane Seuss and read _Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks ...
  • 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...
  • Stephen Lamb
    Feb 08, 2019
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  • Leonard
    Dec 07, 2018
    Usually I like poetry that is compact and sparse, not wordy. These bright elegant poems have a lot of words in them, but they are used wisely and their use helps illuminate the poems. Seuss uses poetry to write about art and in so doing make both the paintings and poems come alive and ...
  • 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. ...
  • C. Varn
    Feb 04, 2019
    Diane Seuss does something in this collection that was truly unexpected: write ekphrastic poetry that is largely unpredictable. Exploring the darker side of the portrayals of feminity, Suess has a gift for making one both amused and want to squirm, her ability to construct a tableau of...
  • Keith Taylor
    Dec 11, 2018
    Wonderful book. I liked this even more than the previous one, which was a runner-up for the Pulitzer. Below is a short review I did of this https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book... ...
  • 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...
  • David
    Jan 01, 2019
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  • Steven Felicelli
    Dec 05, 2018
    https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/retro... ...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • Joshua
    Dec 09, 2018
    I am 100% into the first half of this collection, and then spotty for the rest. Look up the paintings if you don?t know them (I didn?t). It helps. Unless the poem isn?t about a painting, in which case you?re wasting your time (I did, cuz I didn?t know?how am I supposed to k...
  • 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...
  • Ben
    Jun 26, 2018
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  • Agnes Marton
    Aug 11, 2018
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  • Sarah Schantz
    Dec 02, 2018
    After reading Diane Suess's last collection (I think), The Four-Legged Girl, and not liking it (especially not liking it as much as I'd been led to believe I would like it), I knew I was taking a risk to try Suess again. I was lured in by a picture someone in my local or global writing...
  • Amie Whittemore
    Dec 20, 2018
    Holy balls, this is an amazing collection of poems. It is wry and astute, commenting on the act of making art, while (obviously) also making art. It examines silence and stillness as twins, as elders, as our first/last homes. It is a marvel. Read it. ...
  • Z
    Feb 04, 2019
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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
    Diane Seuss?s fourth collection could easily find a place on an exhibit wall right alongside the paintings that inspired many of her poems, as it deserves just as much time for contemplation and appreciation. These poems are dense the way a child's summer's day is dense?bittersweet...
  • Kylie Covara
    Dec 30, 2018
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  • 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! ...