Let's Not Live on Earth by Sarah Blake

Let's Not Live on Earth

Sarah Blake follows up her previous book of poetry, Mr. West, with a stunning second collection about anxieties and injury. Blake uses self-consciousness as a tool for transformation, looking so closely at herself that she moves right through the looking glass and into the larger world. Fear becomes palpable through the classification of monsters and through violences made real. When the poems find themselves in the domestic realm, something is a...

Details Let's Not Live on Earth

TitleLet's Not Live on Earth
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
GenrePoetry, Literary Fiction

Reviews Let's Not Live on Earth

  • Gwendolyn
    One of my wishes for 2018 is to read more poetry, and to help with that, I asked for (and received) as a holiday present a year-long subscription to the Rumpus Poetry Book Club, which sends me a new poetry book once a month. Let’s Not Live on Earth was the first selection I received, and I really enjoyed it. There’s a lot in this collection about the conflicting emotions of motherhood as well as about loss and death. The last 1/3 to of the b...
  • Jennifer
    An otherwordly out-of-body experience. Seeking liberty from presumption.