By Emily Leithauser

ISBN-10: 1927409675

ISBN-13: 9781927409671

within the Borrowed international, Emily Leithauser transforms keenly felt adventure and bittersweet stories into poems of awesome craftsmanship. She deftly muses at the dichotomies of, between different issues, formative years and starting to be up, the headiness of affection received and the pangs of affection misplaced, the fun of the extended family and the rigors whilst it will get damaged up. even if a primary e-book, The Borrowed international is the professional paintings of poet of ample expertise entering her powers and deservedly, the winner of the 2015 capable Muse ebook Award.


In The Borrowed international, Emily Leithauser’s formal mastery—her consummate knack for writing strains and sentences as crisp and chic because the Edo prints to which she can pay homage—entwines with the sheer immediacy and vulnerability of the poet’s voice. Leithauser portrays the inevitability of loss, in romantic and familial relationships, and but, with no ever supplying fake resolutions or pat conclusions, she manages to make her poems themselves convincing remains opposed to loss. I suggest that this publication is made to suffer. The Borrowed global marks the coming of a huge talent.
—Peter Campion, 2015 capable Muse booklet Award pass judgement on, writer of El Dorado

Emily Leithauser’s first assortment, The Borrowed international, is a chic meditation on inheritance, the vagaries of affection and loss, familial relations—with all of the devastating implosions within—and our courting to the previous filtered in the course of the improper lens of reminiscence. those are deeply felt poems and Leithauser has a finely-tuned ear for the lyricism of syntax and the long-lasting rhythms of conventional kinds. The Borrowed global is her gorgeous debut.
—Natasha Trethewey, 2012–2014 US Poet Laureate, writer of Thrall

If her intensely actual perceptions of the actual international and the attractive varieties during which she units these perceptions have been all that Emily Leithauser gave us in those poems, they'd be good enough to fulfill the hungriest poetry reader. yet step through perspicuous step, in poem after poem, she enlarges and encompasses, she broadens and deepens and transmutes belief into feeling, feeling into idea, and notion into revelation.
—Vijay Seshadri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, writer of three Sections

Love poems, kinfolk poems, narrative poems: The Borrowed international is a relocating and remarkable debut which covers loads of flooring yet is usually rooted in actualities. The poems are very well-made, too, yet their both nice contrast is to be well-felt—subtle of their account of the watching “I,” and at the same time beneficiant and intelligent of their realizing of others. web page by way of web page, they convey a chain of strong cameos; taken as an entire, their greater function emerges: to sign in what will be identified and (especially) no longer identified approximately our lives as participants, and to price what time permits us to get pleasure from on the earth, whereas admitting the brevity of our remain here.
—Andrew movement, 1999–2009 united kingdom Poet Laureate, writer of The Customs House

I have learn The Borrowed global numerous occasions, and every time i locate extra in it to be extremely joyful and touched via. Emily Leithauser’s paintings waits for you, and i'm yes that you'll be as happy and moved through it as i've got been.
—Michael Palma (from the foreword), writer of start in Gladness


Emily Leithauser was once born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Western Massachusetts. She earned her MFA in poetry at Boston collage and her PhD in English at Emory college, the place she is a Lecturer within the inventive Writing software. Her paintings has seemed in New Ohio overview, Blackbird, Literary mind's eye, and Southwest evaluate, between different journals. She is the recipient of the 2015 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans prize for poetry. She lives in Atlanta along with her fiancé, Simon, and their canine.
 The Borrowed global is the winner of the 2015 capable Muse ebook Award.

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