Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems

Gluck, Louise

Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems - USA; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2015 - 71 Pages; Paperback

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" ("The New York Times") Pulitzer Prize winning poet.

You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it's the same place but it has been arranged differently. You were a woman. You were a man. This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight's undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you've always known, that first primer where "on page three a dog appeared, on page five a ball" and every familiar facet has been made to shimmer like the contours of a dream, "the dog float[ing] into the sky to join the ball." "Faithful and Virtuous Night "tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder."


Fiction,Poetry & Drama, Poetry, World, American