Pyx

Ebook
On sale May 31, 2005 | 128 Pages | 978-1-4406-2667-8
When Pattiann Rogers selected PYX for the 2004 National Poetry series, she praised the way Corinne Lee "skillfully interweaves wit, playfulness, and a joie de vivre with serious study and meditations." PYX takes its title from the box containing the host, a wafer that is transformed into spirit upon consumption. And Lee's poems effect similar transformations. Death, adultery, and a fractured marriage become occasions for redemption. Scenes from domestic life are juxtaposed with themes from art, philosophy, and literature. PYX moves effortlessly between high and low culture, between the mundane, sacred, and profane, exploring the possibilities of language with exhilarating vigor.
Corinne Lee's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published in dozens of literary magazines. Her debut collection, PYX, was selected by Pattiann Rogers as a winner of the National Poetry Series competition and was published by Penguin. Ms. Lee was chosen by the Poetry Society of America as one of the top ten emerging poets in America. Six of her poems have been included in Best American Poetry. She was educated at the University of Southern California, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in the Texas Hill Country. View titles by Corinne Lee

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When Pattiann Rogers selected PYX for the 2004 National Poetry series, she praised the way Corinne Lee "skillfully interweaves wit, playfulness, and a joie de vivre with serious study and meditations." PYX takes its title from the box containing the host, a wafer that is transformed into spirit upon consumption. And Lee's poems effect similar transformations. Death, adultery, and a fractured marriage become occasions for redemption. Scenes from domestic life are juxtaposed with themes from art, philosophy, and literature. PYX moves effortlessly between high and low culture, between the mundane, sacred, and profane, exploring the possibilities of language with exhilarating vigor.

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Corinne Lee's poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published in dozens of literary magazines. Her debut collection, PYX, was selected by Pattiann Rogers as a winner of the National Poetry Series competition and was published by Penguin. Ms. Lee was chosen by the Poetry Society of America as one of the top ten emerging poets in America. Six of her poems have been included in Best American Poetry. She was educated at the University of Southern California, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in the Texas Hill Country. View titles by Corinne Lee

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