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Two Minutes of Light Paperback – July 29, 2008

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Nancy Pearson's poems are rife with the urgencies of constructing a self. It is a harrowing, hard-fought project. As one poem asks, By what small margins do we survive? This is a book fiercely in love with the world, a book that unflinchingly examines what can keep someone from inhabiting that world, whole. Two Minutes of Light is a startling, luminous, and moving first collection. --Kim Addonizio

These poems remind me of collecting stones while walking, each one leading the way to a house in the forest. I want to say they spell redemption, but the forest has its own kind of talking and what's extraordinary about this extraordinary book is how that world -- tree, insect, rain, fish, flower, bird -- has its saying and song too. I've never seen the world of human trauma and recovery set in what we call the natural world, mediated by the human gaze, yes, and so blessedly indifferent to us. I read this book over and over again. --Marie Howe

These poems remind me of collecting stones while walking, each one leading the way to a house in the forest. I want to say they spell redemption, but the forest has its own kind of talking and what's extraordinary about this extraordinary book is how that world -- tree, insect, rain, fish, flower, bird -- has its saying and song too. I've never seen the world of human trauma and recovery set in what we call the natural world, mediated by the human gaze, yes, and so blessedly indifferent to us. I read this book over and over again. --Marie Howe

About the Author

Nancy K. Pearson, originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, received her MFA from George Mason University. Recently, she completed two seven-month poetry fellowships at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. This is her first book.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Perugia Press; 1St Edition edition (July 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979458218
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979458217
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #565,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had to buy this book for a college course, and was naturally disgruntled at having to spend any more money than I already had. I am also not a poetry person; I like to read, but I typically don't "get" poetry.

However, I was pleasantly surprised at Two Minutes of Light. The entire book has a flow to it, each poem easily sliding into the next. Each individual poem is very well thought-out and presented excellently. Pearson uses images of nature alongside drug addiction and despair, but ultimately sends a message of hope, that things get better. I think some can easily be considered classics of our time. It recently won an award, though exactly what one slips my mind at the moment.

If you can, I encourage you to buy this book. It's inexpensive and a good read, dealing with deep themes and brilliant imagery. It makes me want to delve more into poetry, so I recommend it for poetry lovers and newcomers alike.
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