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Lay studies / Steven Toussaint.

By: Toussaint, Steven, 1986- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Victoria University Press, 2019Copyright date: �2019Description: 108 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776562404; 1776562402.Genre/Form: New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.3
Contents:
The new laity -- Acts -- Pound -- St. Francis -- Yes or no -- Mount Eden -- Kettle's yard -- Aevum measures -- The neoplatonist theatre -- Bubbles -- Pietry -- Oak Park -- Chicago sketches -- Jesus Green -- Hymn before a feast -- Sts. Peter and Paul -- St.Mary the less -- Pickstock improvisations -- Loriot -- In memoriam -- Agnus dei -- The post-horn -- Dantis amor -- The nuptial yes.
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In Lay Studies, Steven Toussaint conducts an impressive range of lyric inventions, pitching his poems to that precarious interval between love and rage. Beneath their formal dexterity and variety, these etudes sustain a continuous meditation on the concords and dissonances of worshipful life in an age dominated by spectacle, violence, and environmental devastation. With great skill and compassion, he depicts scenes of domestic life in his adopted home of New Zealand, a transient year of religious and artistic soul-searching in the United Kingdom, and a growing sense of dislocation from his native United States in the Trump era. These are poems of profound contemplative inwardness, conjuring and conversing with a vast tradition of literature, scholarship, and art. Lay Studies is a powerful collection and a welcome music.

Poems.

The new laity -- Acts -- Pound -- St. Francis -- Yes or no -- Mount Eden -- Kettle's yard -- Aevum measures -- The neoplatonist theatre -- Bubbles -- Pietry -- Oak Park -- Chicago sketches -- Jesus Green -- Hymn before a feast -- Sts. Peter and Paul -- St.Mary the less -- Pickstock improvisations -- Loriot -- In memoriam -- Agnus dei -- The post-horn -- Dantis amor -- The nuptial yes.