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Still life with two dead peacocks and a girl

Diane Seuss

Still life with two dead peacocks and a girl

poems

by Diane Seuss

  • 76 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Authors and artists,
  • American poetry,
  • Painting,
  • Still-life in art,
  • Themes, motives,
  • Poetry,
  • Ekphrasis

  • About the Edition

    This volume of poetry takes its title from Rembrandt"s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer"s troubled gaze. The collection shatters the notion of a still life, and presents the painting in pieces. With invention and irreverence, the poems escape their gilded frames and overturn traditional representations of gender, class, and luxury. Details from this gallery of lives in shards hide more than they reveal, like fragmented memories, waiting until they are reassembled into a whole.

    Edition Notes

    StatementDiane Seuss
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3619.E94 A6 2018, PS615 .S48 2018
    The Physical Object
    Pagination108 pages
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26958437M
    ISBN 101555978061
    ISBN 109781555978068
    LC Control Number2017953321
    OCLC/WorldCa1002422847

      Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze. In Diane Seuss’s new collection, the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces—details that hide more than they reveal until they’re assembled into a whole.   Diane Seuss’ intention with her forth collection Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Gir l is implicit in the title; the still life she is interested in is atypical because it includes a figure—a girl. The girl’s steady gaze upon a gruesome, or perhaps, luscious scene alters the viewer’s engagement with the dead peacocks because we want to know what the girl is thinking and feeling.

      In Seuss’s Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, there’s a permeability between the world of the paintings being described and the world of the poems. In “Girl in a Picture Frame,” the subject of a painting is on the precipice of leaving it. Her hand is on the frame. A still life (plural: still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.).. With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Greco-Roman art, still-life painting emerged as a distinct genre.

    Now, in Still Life With Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, which has just been released by Graywolf, Seuss delivers a book that takes visual art as its primary subject—its title is from Rembrandt’s seventeenth-century painting—before branching off into poems that explore rural poverty, violence, memory, femininity, and the pleasures and. Washington University in St. Louis: The MFA Program Spring Reading Series Diane Seuss is the author of four books of poetry: Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl; Four-Legged Girl, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; and It Blows You work has appeared in Poetry, the Georgia Review, Brevity, Able.


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Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze. In Diane Seuss’s new collection, the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces—details that hide more than they reveal until they’re assembled into a whole.

Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze. In Diane Seuss’s new collection, the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces—details that hide more than they.

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In Diane Seuss’s new collection, the notion of /5(13). “Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl” follows Seuss’s prior book, “Four-Legged Girl” (), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Both collections use something seen to Author: Victoria Chang.

The expectation that Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl by Diane Seuss is an ekphrastic collection is understandable given the title, but the poems in this book go beyond ekphrasis. With command of language, humor, and emotional intensity, Seuss’s work finds its home in art, philosophy, satire, and semantics, and suggests an informal salon where anything goes when considering art.

"In Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl poetry is an agent of resurrection and reanimation."--Fork and Page "Spell-binding in its engagement with music and visual texture, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl is a masterpiece of poetic forms that innovate their origins."--Tyler Mills, On Brand: Frozen.

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Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze.

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Throughout Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Seuss demonstrates remarkable tenderness toward her figures and speakers, exquisite control over form and design, and has given us, her readers, another exquisite collection, where visual art and poem are combined into an inextricable whole.

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July 6, ; STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL Poems By Diane Seuss pp. Graywolf. Paper, $16 Author: Daisy Fried. Diane Seuss: "Still-Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl (after Rembrandt)" This week we feature a poem by Diane Seuss from our brand-new summer issue, Seuss’s most recent book, Four-Legged Girl, is forthcoming in from Graywolf Press.

For Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, I dreamed my way into research. I woke from a dream with the words “Still Life” in my head, in the dark space behind my eyes. I went to the computer to figure out why, and was led on a merry chase.

That brought me to Rembrandt’s painting, whose title became the title poem of my book. Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze.

In Diane Seuss’s new collection, the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces—details that hide more than they Brand: Graywolf Press. Get this from a library. Still life with two dead peacocks and a girl: poems.

[Diane Seuss] -- This volume of poetry takes its title from Rembrandt's painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer's troubled gaze. The collection shatters the notion of a still life, and. Diane Seuss Presents: Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks & a Girl Join poet Diane Seuss for the release of her new poetry collection, STILL LIFE WITH TWO DEAD PEACOCKS AND A GIRL.

The collection takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem. Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize 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.In Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Seuss becomes a master of “rhopography” while complicating the genre’s gendered implications.

In “Bowl,” a chorus of women perform interchangeable and menial tasks, much like the “bowl” of the poem’s title.Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl by Diane Seuss Mark Doty has said “the best ekphrastic writing makes use of a work of art as a kind of field of operation, something to keep bouncing off of, thinking through.

It becomes a touchstone for meditation.” Diane Seuss’s new book fits that description.