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3 Sections

Poems
Vijay Seshadri
First I had three
apocalyptic visions, each more terrible than the last.
The graves open, and the sea rises to kill us all.
Then the doorbell rang, and I went downstairs and signed for two packages—
            —from “This Morning”
In an array of poetic forms from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts perplexing divisions of contemporary life—a wayward history, an indeterminate future, and a perpetual longing to out-think time. This is a vital book by one of America’s best poets.
 

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ISBN
978-1-55597-716-0
Format
Paperback
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Pages
88
Trim Size
7 x 9
The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, now in paperback

About the Author

Vijay  Seshadri
Credit: Beowolf Sheehan

Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India, and came to America as a small child. He is the author of three collections of poems: 3 Sections, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; The Long Meadow, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; and Wild Kingdom. He is currently the Myers Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 

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Vijay Seshadri reading at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

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Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House in New York, NYview map
Part of The New Salon series. In conversation with Alice Quinn. Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and Poetry Society of America.

Stephanie Burt, Vijay Seshadri, and Jenny Xie appearing as part of the 3rd Singapore Literature Festival

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National Black Theater in New York, NYview map
"Play and the Art of Poetry," a panel with Vijay Seshadri, Stephanie Burt, and Ng Yi-Sheng. Moderated by Jenny Xie. Book signing to follow.

This panel is double billed with a performance of Medea by Cake Theatrical Productions. Both events are free and open to the public.

Praise

  • “Confront[s] contemporary dilemmas with caustic humor.”The New Yorker
  • “Deft yet direct, often funny and yet alert to existential quandries, this third outing . . . could be the most versatile, as well as one of the most successful, volumes this year.”Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “[Seshadri] is so talented, so able, and writes with such panache.”—Booklist
  • “An extraordinary naked modern consciousness, an intensely experienced dislocation, a beautiful intelligence: Seshadri's poetry is exhilarating.”—Jonathan Franzen
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