By Kristin Naca

ISBN-10: 0061782343

ISBN-13: 9780061782343

A winner of the 2008 nationwide Poetry sequence mtvU Prize as chosen by means of Yusef Komunyakaa (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Kristin′s paintings perpetuates NPS′s culture of marketing unprecedented poetry from lesser recognized poets.

Her poems are playful and critical unexpectedly. They discover the richness of her cultural and linguistic historical past, which spans the globe from Mexico to the Philippines. They shield with power and humor the colour crimson. they usually learn the insecurities of the letter ′h′ -- between different things.

For thirty years, the nationwide Poetry sequence has found many new and rising voices and has been instrumental in launching the careers of poets and writers corresponding to Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Denis Johnson, Cole Swensen, Thylias Moss, Mark Levine, and Dionisio Martinez.

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Falta ver, se é que falta, o que serei: Um rosto recomposto antes do fim, Um canto de batráquio, mesmo rouco, Uma vida que corra assim-assim.  PASSEIO Nas paisagens de for ame distraio Dos paredões que dentro se dispõem Em caves, labirinto e ratoeira. Sob o liberto céu deslumbro e caio, De verde e sol as aves me compõem Numa pedra de luz esta poeira.  PSICANÁLISE Em cada homem, dez, ou mais ainda; Em cada homem, nove disfarçados, E todos nove, na voz, amordaçados, Do homem que convém palco e berlinda.

E quando num deserto de arrepio Jogamos contra nós cartas e dados? E quando nos cansamos de perguntas, E respostas não temos, nem gritando? E quando às esperanças aqui juntas Não sabemos dizer como nem quando?  FÁBULA DO GRIFO Ao mandador dos ecos lanço gritos De grifo abandonado entre humanos: Ecos não a distância me devolve, Mas pedaços de voz e de rangido. Cada cristal no chão, a luz resolve, Como olho de insecto refulgido Em mil sombras, a sombra já sem gritos De grifo abandonado entre humanos.

Tronco vivo que foi, agora morto, Tornará o barrote à insondável Matriz de que outra árvore se alimenta.  CIRCO Poeta não é gente, é bicho coiso Que da jaula ou gaiola vadiou E anda pelo mundo às cambalhotas Recordadas do circo que inventou. Estende no chão a capa que o destapa, Faz do peito tambor, e rufa, salta, É urso bailarino, mono sábio, Ave torta de bico e pernalta. Ao fim toca a charanga do poema, Caixa, fagote, notas arranhadas, E porque bicho é, bicho lá fica, A cantar às estrelas apagadas.

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