Poetry. The 25th-Anniversary Edition of DEBT, the National Poetry Series Winner and debut poetry collection by Mark Levine. With a new introduction by Srikanth Reddy.
＂The velocity of these poems will induce motion sickness in some readers, and exhilaration in others. But Levine’s aerial acrobatics always return us, largely intact, to common ground. It might even be sacred ground. For all its existentialist pratfalls and murderous chicanery, DEBT is a profoundly elegiac work, from its dedicatory epitaph to the final poem’s darkling closure. Our heaviest debt, the most timeless poems remind us, is to the historical dead.＂--Srikanth Reddy, from the new introduction