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The news refreshes every few minutes on the computer screen and on the television screen The stories move from front to back and then off the page and then perhaps forward again in a motion that I can t predict but I suspect is not telling the necessary truths.I can t predict our time together either Or why we like each other like we do.I have no idea when our bodies will feel very good to one of us or to all of us together or to none of us.The drive to press against one another that is there at moments and then gone at others.The drive to press up against others in the same way Read this in one hour on my laptop collecting screenshots of every passage 26 that left me in awe of Spahr s incomparable writing I truly have never read anything like this The way she captivates this great feeling of powerlessness which is a result from over our head, overwhelming political events, and ties it in with her personal life, oftentimes revolving around anger and guilt, in a very sec yet sensitive manner is beyond amazing This is a book for everyone who feels either numb, hopeless or in despair or all three of them at the same time due to the current global situation Whether it s in 2003, 2017 or I m guessing so in 2030 Something I, personally, was very much in need and search of Thrilled to read of Spahr s work.4,5 stars only three because i can t figure out how i really feel about this work i love the ideas, feelings of separateness yet irrevocable connectivity but the delivery, the idea behind the language poets, i can t help but despise. I was a bit dubious about this book when I started out Partly because of some of the bad reviews here, partly because, flipping through the pages, I kept stumbling on lines that didn t seem very good on their own But the book as a whole blew me away It s incredibly brave in the way it takes up enormous, very contemporary but also very ancient, issues, and tries to deal with them immediately and directly So the five star rating is due a little bit to what the book is trying to do, its aspiration to speak about something real, primarily war, and something that s very very hard to write about But it s also due to the book itself Again, reading the whole thing, as opposed to individual lines, was mesmerizing and moving to me I felt drawn in by the speaker s voice and honesty and courage and her effort to see and feel the connection between our individual and intimate and often safe lives, and what s happening to other people and other cultures, often far off ones The book made me realize, too, how often contemporary poetry disappoints me though there s a lot of it I love and find necessary, too because it doesn t seem to do what this book does, i.e speak about real things in a real voice So hooray, Juliana Spahr I m excited to read of your work. I love the first poem, which is a conceptual piece on breath The repetition and slow building are effective and hypnotic I found the remaining pieces, mainly collections of snippets from the news, tiresome, heavy handed, and preachy. Poetics of weak liberalism Wide eyed, harmed by the news Silly. A great collection of inspiring poetry from an astute poet, and I didn t like it simply because I m a respiratory therapist and the title mentions lungs. dug this immenselywish it was widely availablepolitical, emotionalthe fact and sentimentalism of lungs and the impact of war for those not fighting it directlycould not dismiss it So I m knocking this book down by a star because of something my professor said in class today Before, I was indifferent to this book I thought it was interesting how Juliana Spahr paired the political with the romantic and played around with the idea of being connected to something versus being complicit in something I finished with the book and was like cool, that s done Moving on But in class today, my professor explained one of the weird things that s in this book Spahr likes to use second person pluralBeloveds, yours skins is a boundary separating yous from the rest of yous.It s weird, but I thought it was just Spahr s crazy way of pulling the reader into her poem To be fair, this is still a possible interpretation But today in class, my professor mentioned how Juliana Spahr was in a polygamous relationship with two other men, and how this little bit of biographical information could serve as another possible interpretation Ew I can no longer maintain my indifference In a way, knowing this ruins the rest of the book for me Knowing that the beloveds in the story may be the men she is in love with instead of the reader just makes certain lines that should be meaningful, bothersome As it happens every night, beloveds, while we turned in the night sleeping uneasily the world went on without us. And don t even get me started on the endingIn bed when I stroke the down on yours cheekswhen I reach for yours waistswhen I wrap around yours bodies Yeah, I could have done without the added information, professor Thanks a lot If you hadn t gathered, I m a romantic and believe romantic love is between two individuals Sorry if you disagree.Knowing what I ve learned may not make this book a deal breaker for you, but it did for me. When I read this book I thought, poetry matters It is a long poem written just after 9 11, which takes on the tragedy and politics surrounding that event with a lyrical elegance and an experimental sense of language that work simultaneously to capture our closeness our collective consciousness and the sense of distance we feel from media and overwhelming world events I am looking forward to reading of Spahr who seems to know just how to blend the accessible with the edgy to achieve a poetry that is both contemporary and human. `READ DOWNLOAD ☟ This Connection of Everyone with Lungs: Poems (New California Poetry) ⇩ Part Planetary Love Poem, Part News Flash, The Hypnotic Poems Of This Connection Of Everyone With Lungs Wrap With Equal, Angular Grace Around Lovers And Battleships These Poems Hear The Tracer Fire In A Bird S Song And Capture Cell Division And Troop Deployments In The Same Expansive Thought They Move Through Concentric Levels Of Association And Embrace From The Space Between The Hands To The Mesosphere And Back Again Touching Everything In Between The Book S Focus Shifts Between Local And Global, Public And Private, Individual And Social Everything Gets In Through All Five Senses, Through Windows, Between Your Sheets, Under Your Skin