No Matter

No Matter

An urgent, visionary collection of poems from the author of The After Party Jana Prikryl's No Matter argues for the necessity of vision in a time of darkness. Set in cities toppling past the point of decline-and-fall--Rome, London, Dublin, and most of all New York--these poems capture the experience of being human in the late days of empire, when the laws pro...

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Title:No Matter
Author:Jana Prikryl
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No Matter Reviews

  • Maxwell
    This is one of the best collections of poetry I've ever read. They are by no means easy or accessible poems to read, but they reward so much on the re-reading. Digging into this particular collection forced me to read poetry in a whole new, almost meditative way. I could sit for a few minutes just t...
  • A.
    I started reading No Matter by Jana Prikryl not knowing at all what to expect. What I did not want was more poetry of heartbreak. I wanted poetry that worked with language not only to connect with the reader, but also to absolutely confuse them. Jana Prikryl does just this, and I cannot be more grat...
  • Amy Bruestle
    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review I love poetry. The poetry in this collection is pretty good. However, it just didn’t pull at my heartstrings very much. Maybe it is because I have recently read another poetry collection (When You Ask Me Where I’m Going) that I couldn?...
  • Peycho Kanev
    EpicYour friends of friends in the cityseduce each other in the strong lightof their ambition by reading longchapters of long books to each othernot seeing, in bed with this poemthat two chapters want repetitionas though by the guy who made Rome:You go Book I, II, III then II, III, IVbecause the sec...
  • Ashley
    Beautiful writing, but I agree with some of the other reviews that this did not resonate as much with me. Perhaps if you are from NYC many of these poems would sing true ...
  • Laura
    Not accessible or meaningful to a casual reader of poetry. And not exciting or challenging enough to want to know more.My thanks to First to Read for a ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review....
  • Emily Blachly
    I am not an avid poetry reader, so this was just too abstract for me and I struggled to find meaning in the poems. I struggled with reviewing this book because poetry speaks to different people in different ways. Ultimately, though, it wasn't my cup of tea.Disclosure: I received a free copy of this ...
  • Gerardine  Betancourt
    Sorry but not for me. The poetry was a little abstract and difficult to understand....

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