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Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue
Ed Pavlic
$14.00 paperback
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Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue  (paperback)
Ed Pavlic

This winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize was chosen by Adrienne Rich, who praises it as "intimate and erotic work... The music evoked in this book is transcendent in its reaches." This collection is rooted in jazz, blues, and soul music, and debuts a voice that is by turns vampish and whispering as it sings the supple harmonies and lush dissonances of human connections. Introduction by Adrienne Rich.

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Winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize

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"Ed Pavlic, in his mid-thirties, has made a complex and beautiful first book. He must and will go further, because he can. It's a judge's pleasure to be able to point such a book toward the readers it deserves and who deserve it."—Adrienne Rich, from the introduction

"A contained, structural improvisation focuses each poem in a white space underlying the text—held like a mantra of boiled-down innuendo that is tinted with the blues and jazz of literary-cultural folklore."—Yusef Komunyakaa

"Ed Pavlic's Paraph of Bone & Other Kinds of Blue is one of the most beguiling and compelling volumes of poetry—jazz-licked or otherwise—to leap onto the literary stage. Impish, elegant, extraordinarily complex, and at times breathtaking, Ed Pavlic's verses are truly remarkable in their language, rhythm, and ambition."—The Bloomsbury Review

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