Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems
by Carl Phillips
Publication Date: Mar 03, 2020
List Price: $23.00
Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Parent Company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
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A powerful, inventive collection from one of America’s most critically acclaimed poets.
What is a self? What is a memory?
In Pale Colors in a Tall Field, Carl Phillips argues for trust, tenderness, and an attentiveness to the intimacies of thought and body as their own quiet but no less powerful forms of resistance to a world of increasing distraction, noise, and skepticism. Against a canvas of remembering and forgetting, Phillips here treats point of view kaleidoscopically—to embody the self’s multiplicity and to enact the self’s constant shifting as the contexts of a life, in turn, shift. This is perhaps Phillips’s most powerful, meditative, and startling sequence of poems yet.