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Inhaltsangabe: Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one--moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. Childhood and adolescence shattered by a father's death and the struggles of a mother to raise her daughters are among its concerns. The poems have a dignity and magic that are quite distinctive.
Review: In The End of Desire, autobiography coalesces into art. In her first collection, Jill Bialosky is intent on the before and after as she, her mother, and her sisters struggle with the death of her father. The opening sequence, "The House," is a delicate narrative of secrets and loss. In one poem, the two younger girls take turns burying each other under leaves in a game called father. Meanwhile, their mother resorts at first to men, later to alcohol and isolation. As her children are in the yard, building "fathers out of snow," she is abandoned indoors, increasingly unreal.
We left her alone for hours,As this woman retreats into sleep and drink, the narrator tries to console the youngest sister with stories: "secret gardens we believed were real, red barns, / horses that could make you cry, magic painted roads." Only occasionally does Bialosky falter, proffering the overt explanation rather than the objective correlative. In "Premonition," for instance, her mother doesn't hear her sister cry because "she was hard into her sleep / where alcohol formed / its impenetrable cloud." But many of her confessional lyrics are more subtle, particularly when the action extends beyond the confines of house and garden and the girls go past their "protective net / of stars and constellations" (even though romance never seems the haven the eldest had promised). The End of Desire is an often discomfiting record of the growth of the poet's mind, one in which grief never releases its grasp. --Siobhan Carson
our skin raw,
holding white like warmth in our hands.
She was almost invisible
in the icy air.
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