Hold Sway (Paperback)

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Poetry. To hold on to what is in motion, or to persist at being in motion (not inert ): these are the twin goals of Ball's poems. HOLD SWAY reckons with the presence of menace or threat in daily life, even in moments when all seems well enough, or when things look beautiful. Climate anxiety, numbing corporate manipulations of our attention, crimes on both a personal and a grand scale (like being someone's knife-point hostage, or filming the police after they have killed a suspect, or the Paris attacks, or the pollution of the oceans...): all are tangled up with how to live one's American life (raising children, losing a marriage, watching tv--) as Ball seeks a footing in hope, ... a stay.

About the Author

Sally Ball is the author of three collections of poems, Hold Sway, Wreck Me, and Annus Mirabilis. An associate professor of English at Arizona State University, Ball is also an associate director of Four Way Books, the independent press based in New York City. Her long poem HOLD has been made into a large-format artist’s book by the Czech printmaker Jan Vičar.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780997318470
ISBN-10: 0997318473
Publisher: Barrow Street Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 96
Language: English