Karen Green | Poetry

Bough Down

Editor's note: More than four years after her husband's suicide, Karen Green has put together a transcendent book about surviving him. Aesthetically, it's as good as anything. Formally, it's like nothing else, with a brilliant mixture of art and prose poetry. We've excerpted below the book's beginning — including its cover, a work of art in itself — and we're also reproducing some images from "How On Earth," a series of paintings Green made in which text from the book is a part of the landscape. —Adam Plunkett

How on Earth

Big Enough

The Sun Is Downing

Whose Woods These

There Is No Refuge in Architecture

At Last the Gradual Light

All images courtesy of Siglio Press and © Karen Green.

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