Banana Palace

Dana Levin

Banana Palace confronts the deep anxieties of our age with bemusement, incredulity, outrage, and hope. Observing the crisis of human appetite through the lenses of psychology and science fiction, Levin shows herself disquieted at a world “ruled by a bipolar father-god, unconscious, suicidal.”

ISBN: 9781556595059

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Dana Levin is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Now Do You Know Where You Are (2022), a New York Times Notable Book. Her first book, In the Surgical Theatre, was chosen by Louise Glück for the 1999 APR/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive numerous honors, including the 2003 PEN/Osterweil Award. Copper Canyon Press brought out her second book, Wedding Day, in 2005, and in 2011 Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly …

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“Reading a Dana Levin poem is a bit like spelunking into a cave of golden light in which there is a reverse disco ball that turns in synch to the beat of your heart.” —Kenyon Review

“Utterly her own, and utterly riveting.” —New Yorker

“… In rereading the book the necessity and relevance of Levin’s imagined apocalypses becomes immediately clear… Without letting us off the hook for the damage we do to each other and the world around us, Levin is able to look at the world we make with astonishment and awe, insistent on remaining alert to beauty.” —The Rumpus