Palmer, Michael: Little Elegies for Sister Satan

Palmer, Michael: Little Elegies for Sister Satan

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New Directions, paperback

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

Publisher Marketing: Little Elegies for Sister Satan presents searingly beautiful new poems by Michael Palmer, "the foremost experimental poet of his generation, and perhaps of the last several generations" (citation for The Poetry Society of America's Wallace Stevens Award). Grappling with our dark times, and our inability to stop destroying the planet or to end our endless wars, Palmer yet offers a counter-light of wit (Poetry was dead again/they said again) as well as the glow of wonder. In polyphonic passages, voices speak from a decentered place yet are rooted in the whole history of culture that has gone before, "returning and returning" in what he has called "the layering process, the process of accretion and the process of emergence."