23.76

 

“An extraordinarily naked modern consciousness, an intensely experienced dislocation, a beautiful intelligence: Seshadri’s poetry is exhilarating.” —Jonathan Franzen

“[A] compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.” —Pulitzer Prize Judges’ Citation

“Confront[s] contemporary dilemmas with caustic humor.” —The New Yorker

“Deft yet direct, often funny and yet alert to existential quandaries, 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

“Anyone concerned about the state of American poetry should put aside his or her thesis notes and pick up a copy of 3 Sections. . . . Mr.Seshadri is talented and assured enough to lay his self-consciousness bare on the page with a generous, fluid, avuncular wit reminiscent of W.H. Auden.” —The American Reader

“Truly original. . . . [Seshadri] attempts the impossible and succeeds. . . . I read it twice; it was worth it.” —Washington Independent Review of Books