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Last Two Seconds, The

Last Two Seconds, The

Bang, Mary Jo

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The Last Two Seconds is an astonishing confrontation with time―our experience of it as measured out by our perceptions, our lives, and our machines. In these poems, full of vivid imagery and imaginative logic, Mary Jo Bang captures the difficulties inherent in being human in the twenty-first century, when we set our watches by nuclear disasters, species collapse, pollution, mounting inequalities, warring nations, and our own mortality. This is brilliant and profound work by an essential poet of our time.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

“Bang can be an ingenious phrase maker, startling English out of its idiomatic slumber with subtle, deliberate awkwardness.” ―The New York Times Book Review o

Published March 3, 2015

Mary Jo Bang is the author of six previous books of poetry, including Elegy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also published a celebrated translation of Dante's Inferno. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.