Today's poem is "The Needle, The Thread"
from Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us

Barrow Street Press

Danielle Cadena Deulen is an assistant professor of English at Willamette University and the poetry series editor at Acre Books. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Lovely Asunder (U. of Arkansas Press) and Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street Press), a poetry chapbook, American Libretto (Sow's Ear Press), and a memoir, The Riots (U. of Georgia Press). She lives with her family in Salem, Oregon.

Other poems by Danielle Cadena Deulen in Verse Daily:
April 15, 2011:   "I Want You Dangerously" "open. But I am a woman, so cannot..."

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About Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us:

"Danielle Deulen borrows the title of Montaigne's essay for her extraordinary poetry book Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us. Both philosophical and anecdotal, Deulen's poems are slippery pronouncements of our ever-allusive present which is co-opted by nostalgia for our past "ancestor utterly naked, rock damp beneath her bare feet" and anxiety for our future in which we will find we "were not, after all, human." Infused with psychology and cinema, Deulen's work reads like "poetry vérite." Fiercely intelligent and unpretentiously profound, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us is a thoroughly compelling book."
—Denise Duhamel

"The touchstones of Danielle Cadena Deulen's superb new collection are nothing less than the great philosophers of the Western canon, ranging from the pre-Socratics to Helene Cixous. Yet her pensees, troubled meditations and edgy but graceful lyrics are too searching and honest to look to these sources for consolation. Instead, these are poems which remind us of what William Matthews saw as one of the core functions of poetry—its recognition of "the need of experience to resist resolution into knowledge." Deulen's poems are as impassioned as they are intelligent, as elegant as they are unflinching. Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us is a book of sustained and haunting power."
—David Wojahn

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