The Lily Will

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The Lily Will

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Oblique, intelligent, and sad, The Lily Will introduces readers to a voice beautifully sustained through compressed lyrics and long, meticulous sequences. The geography of this book is one of thistles and ice, love flashed with fear, and frail bodies seeking safety in heavy weather. In its warped miniatures (here an eye, there a red leaf, seen distended through iced glass) there is a commitment to smallness, vulnerability marked by precision, and intimations, too, of the eternal: “What is earthly?/ An impulse to paradise.”

Melissa Dickey attended the University of Washington and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She co-edits Thermos magazine and teaches at Tulane University. She is from New Orleans. 

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