My god is this a man

My god is this a man

Laura Sims / Aug 19, 2019

My god is this a man Laura Sims is a startlingly original poet whose work goes very deep like a well made of animal and human bones mortared together with rubber tires dismembered books dismembered dolls and a lot of

  • Title: My god is this a man
  • Author: Laura Sims
  • ISBN: 1934200735
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • Laura Sims is a startlingly original poet whose work goes very deep, like a well made of animal and human bones mortared together with rubber tires, dismembered books, dismembered dolls, and a lot of other unlikely stuff that draws water from thousands of feet under the surface of the earth Peter Straub I don t know the exact method or intent behind the poems of Laura S Laura Sims is a startlingly original poet whose work goes very deep, like a well made of animal and human bones mortared together with rubber tires, dismembered books, dismembered dolls, and a lot of other unlikely stuff that draws water from thousands of feet under the surface of the earth Peter Straub I don t know the exact method or intent behind the poems of Laura Sims s My god is this a man, but I know how they feel harrowing, probing, troubling, surprising, and often gorgeous It s as if Stein and Dickinson had been invited to converse about the effects of serial murder on body, soul, and mind a strange wonder The phenomenological and moral turbulence of these poems is matched by their sonic and structural grace, making Sims s book a profound offering to ongoing, important conversations about the nexus of aesthetics, violence, representation, and empathy Maggie Nelson In this minimalist account of the language of killers, Laura Sims creates disturbingly powerful chords of empathy Reading, we discover ourselves inside the one who begs, For heaven s sake catch me before I kill Like a photographic negative the book shows only the barest lines of its subjects, but in so doing reveals , and hauntingly, than full exposure ever can We don t want to turn the page, and we do Looking away is not an option, because we are seduced Julie CarrLaura Sims s third poetry collection engages the escarpment of the page itself walled off phrases set against spare lines on largely empty pages, a proto graphical representation of thought itself These poems replicate the psychic fragmentation that s necessary for evil doing relationship as crime scene, the folk ballad re writ for our new cult of mass shootings, the quiet and unmeaning of a natural world wrought horrific.From MURDER SON G Walk into a pep rally with guns. Walk into a Costco with guns Walk into a coffee shop with guns Walk into a party store with guns Walk into a wedding shower with guns Walk into a weight room with guns Walk into a living room with guns and say All I want is something small.Laura Sims is the author of Stranger and Practice, Restraint, both from Fence Books, and of Fare Forward Letters with David Markson Powerhouse Books She co edits Instance Press and teaches literature and creative writing in New York University s School of Continuing and Professional Studies She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 88 pages Published June 10th 2014 by Fence Books More Details ISBN 1934200735 ISBN13 9781934200735 Other Editions None found All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about My god is this a man, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 12, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves poetry, psychology, first reads giveaway I received a copy from the giveaway and was excited to read it murder poetry what s not to like I ended up reading this twice and getting out of it the second time around I think another read through would result in even At first glance it doesn t look like there s much there, as there are few lines and the pages seem nearly blank Some of the words are framed in a black box or in a completely filled box, some hang in the middle of the page like the most alone words i I received a copy from the giveaway and was excited to read it murder poetry what s not to like I ended up reading this twice and getting out of it the second time around I think another read through would result in even At first glance it doesn t look like there s much there, as there are few lines and the pages seem nearly blank Some of the words are framed in a black box or in a completely filled box, some hang in the middle of the page like the most alone words in the world Despite there being so few lines, the words that were there, and how they were set on the page, seemed to convey much than just what they were There were several instances where a combination of things was truly disturbing, so much so that I actually had an emotional reaction to what I was reading all without any gore There was very little in the way of graphic description, yet the poems were nevertheless disturbing It truly does feel like you re in the mind of a killer, where some things are noticed and others not, and overall this sense of being apart, alone, separate, unable to associate with the world, even with words unable to explain or describe or relate.In the end I really enjoyed it and am sure I ll being going back to read it again flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 23, 2014 Idra rated it it was amazing I keep thinking about this book It made my heart clench Sims is a phenomenal poet flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 15, 2017 Tara Butler rated it it was amazing I picked this up at a small bookstore in BrooklynI flipped to a page and read His face shown at dusk so odd yet so pleasing When he caught me his fevered embrace I bought it immediately Was excited to see this was inspired by quotes from serial killers As a true crime fan and muderino check out the My Favorite Murder podcast this collection of poems excited me I recommend flag 1 likeLike see review May 22, 2014 Nathan Rising rated it really liked it I have happily received a copy of Laura Sims My God Is This A Man through , and was very pleased to read and review it Reading through it first struck me as interesting that one should choose such a subject for a piece of poetry It seems at once, at least to me, that a grave and troubling subject such as serial killers would be naturally shunned and a difficult undertaking Regardless, I believe that Laura Sims has achieved something in her poetry unique, experimental, and insightf I have happily received a copy of Laura Sims My God Is This A Man through , and was very pleased to read and review it Reading through it first struck me as interesting that one should choose such a subject for a piece of poetry It seems at once, at least to me, that a grave and troubling subject such as serial killers would be naturally shunned and a difficult undertaking Regardless, I believe that Laura Sims has achieved something in her poetry unique, experimental, and insightful somewhere I feel the poetry s origins lying confidentially in a psychologist s notebook, but read aloud This work of poetry was an experience, and I believe it should be read as such every page for the reader is a kind of suspense, given that there are only a couple of lines to the page, and that apparently, given the number of sources Sims had, her poetry was a natural condensing of her varied notes What we have then is a complex amalgum of the strange, unsettled, and dissociative mind of the killer, at once removed from the world What gave this poetry its driving distinction were the half senses which explained themselves briefly, vaguely, and with subtle allusion All poetry is met with different feelings, and some say that there should be some explicit intent of the author as to why something was written By some attraction Sims was drawn to writing this piece, and just as in science it is desirable to search out all corners of the universe, Sim s work was a venture into one of the darker avenues of our world s deeply troubled killers flag 1 likeLike see review May 25, 2014 Pamela Lloyd rated it it was amazing Wow A powerful little book that gives you a quick glance into the dark minds of some mean men and women in our world I think you could read this book over and over and set your imagination on fire flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 02, 2016 Eli Tubbs rated it it was amazing I didn t understand this book the first time, I read it again it s very short , it really is amazing the way Sims uses turning the page like breaking the line or stanza in a poem The effect on the reader is greater though My God Is This A Man is a small work of genius pulling from confessions of many twisted, convicted men Sims explores the body and what it means to a woman, and a man The body is a field she writes, and the field, a body flag Like see review Apr 25, 2014 Michael Mcmonigle rated it it was amazing Extremely impressive I am still trying to come up with better words to use in a review, to be honest This book has left me speechless Amazing flag Like see review Amory Blaine rated it it was amazing Sep 02, 2014 Chris Holdaway rated it liked it Jan 08, 2015 Becca rated it really liked it Sep 01, 2015 Jul 05, 2014 Molly added it Shelves book reviews, poems, pom review forthcoming flag Like see review Ashley rated it it was amazing Dec 05, 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user Mental Health Mental Illness 1 user See top shelves About Laura Sims Laura Sims 171 followers Laura Sims is the author of LOOKER, a debut novel, forthcoming from Scribner in January 2019 She has also published four books of poetry, including Staying Alive, and is the editor of Fare Forward Letters from David Markson She lives outside of New York City with her family Books by Laura Sims More Trivia About My god is this a man No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 15, 10, 3, 1, 1 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Laura Sims is the author of LOOKER, a debut novel, forthcoming from Scribner in January 2019 She has also published four books of poetry, including Staying Alive, and is the editor of Fare Forward Letters from David Markson She lives outside of New York City with her family.


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    1. I received a copy from the giveaway and was excited to read it murder poetry what s not to like I ended up reading this twice and getting out of it the second time around I think another read through would result in even At first glance it doesn t look like there s much there, as there are few lines and the pages seem nearly blank Some of the words are framed in a black box or in a completely filled box, some hang in the middle of the page like the most alone words i I received a copy from th [...]



    2. I picked this up at a small bookstore in BrooklynI flipped to a page and read His face shown at dusk so odd yet so pleasing When he caught me his fevered embrace I bought it immediately Was excited to see this was inspired by quotes from serial killers As a true crime fan and muderino check out the My Favorite Murder podcast this collection of poems excited me I recommend


    3. I have happily received a copy of Laura Sims My God Is This A Man through , and was very pleased to read and review it Reading through it first struck me as interesting that one should choose such a subject for a piece of poetry It seems at once, at least to me, that a grave and troubling subject such as serial killers would be naturally shunned and a difficult undertaking Regardless, I believe that Laura Sims has achieved something in her poetry unique, experimental, and insightf I have happily [...]


    4. Wow A powerful little book that gives you a quick glance into the dark minds of some mean men and women in our world I think you could read this book over and over and set your imagination on fire.


    5. I didn t understand this book the first time, I read it again it s very short , it really is amazing the way Sims uses turning the page like breaking the line or stanza in a poem The effect on the reader is greater though My God Is This A Man is a small work of genius pulling from confessions of many twisted, convicted men Sims explores the body and what it means to a woman, and a man The body is a field she writes, and the field, a body.


    6. Extremely impressive I am still trying to come up with better words to use in a review, to be honest This book has left me speechless Amazing.


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