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The Blue Buick New And Selected Poems

Author : B. H. Fairchild
ISBN : 9780393243987
Genre : Poetry
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“[B. H. Fairchild] is the American voice at its best: confident and conflicted, celebratory and melancholic.”—New York Times Gathering works from five of B. H. Fairchild's previous volumes stretching over thirty years, and adding twenty-six brilliant new poems, The Blue Buick showcases the career of a poet who represents "the American voice at its best: confident and conflicted, celebratory and melancholic" (New York Times). Fairchild's poetry covers a wide range, both geographically and intellectually, though it finds its center in the rural Midwest: in oilfields and dying small towns, in taverns, baseball fields, one-screen movie theaters, and skies "vast, mysterious, and bored." Ultimately, its cultural scope—where Mozart stands beside Patsy Cline, with Grunewald, Gödel, and Rothko only a subway ride from the Hollywood films of the 1950s—transcends region and decade to explore the relationship of memory to the imagination and the mysteries of time and being. And finally there is the character of Roy Eldridge Garcia, a machinist/poet/philosopher who sees in the landscape and silence of the high plains the held breath of the earth, "as if we haven't quite begun to exist. That coming into being still going on." From the machine work elevated to high art that is the subject of The Arrival of the Future (1985) to the despairing dreamers of Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest (2002) to the panoramic, voice-driven structure of Usher (2009), Fairchild's work, "meaty, maximalist, driven by narrative, stakes out an American mythos" (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times). From "The Blue Buick:" A boy standing on a rig deck looks across the plains. A woman walks from a trailer to watch the setting sun. A man stands beside a lathe, lighting a cigar. Imagined or remembered, a girl in Normandy Sings across a sea, that something may remain.


Author : B. H. Fairchild
ISBN : UOM:39015080834313
Genre : Poetry
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Presents a collection of poems, both lyrical and narrative, that cover a wide array of subjects and modes.

Early Occult Memory Systems Of The Lower Midwest

Author : B. H. Fairchild
ISBN : 0393050963
Genre : Poetry
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Living Fire

Author : Edward Hirsch
ISBN : 9780375710032
Genre : Poetry
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A volume of more than one hundred definitive and original pieces by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning writer includes poems that critically assess his own works and explore such topics as insomnia, culture and the arts.

Lost Alphabet

Author : Lisa Olstein
ISBN : 9781619320529
Genre : Poetry
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In a mysterious locale, a naturalist becomes engulfed in the study of moths and light.

The Art Of The Lathe

Author : B.H. Fairchild
ISBN : 9781938584503
Genre : Poetry
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B.H. Fairchild’s The Art of the Lathe is a collection of poems centering on the working-class world of the Midwest, the isolations of small-town life, and the possibilities and occasions of beauty and grace among the machine shops and oil fields of rural Kansas.

Bird Book

Author : Sidney Wade
ISBN : 0997652330
Genre : Poetry
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In this stunning collection, the author offers an exquisite array of poems at once sublime and playful, dedicated to the unearthly wonders of winged creatures. The book is a universal song of praise to the mysteries and intricacies of the animal world that surrounds us, and a wide-awake hymn, by a master lyricist, to the delights and surprises of our common language. The brilliantly vivid, elegant verse is sure to delight and inspire general readers, poetry enthusiasts, and avid birders or naturalists alike.

Galaxy Love Poems

Author : Gerald Stern
ISBN : 9780393254921
Genre : Poetry
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Galaxy Love showcases the voice of a beloved and acclaimed poet, celebrating the passions and rhythms of life. The poems in this new volume by the winner of the National Book Award span countries and centuries, reflecting on memory, aging, history, and mortality. “Hamlet Naked” traverses Manhattan in the 1960s from a Shakespeare play on 47th Street to the cellar of a Ukrainian restaurant in the East Village; “Thieves and Murderers” encompasses musings of the medieval French poet François Villon and Dwight Eisenhower; “Orson” recounts a meeting of the poet and Orson Welles, exiled in Paris. Gerald Stern recalls old cars he used to drive—“the 1950 Buick / with the small steering wheel / and the cigar lighter in the back seat”—as well as intimate portraits of his daily life “and the mussel-pooled and the heron-priested shore” of Florida. These are wistful, generous, lively love poems and elegies that capture the passage of time, the joys of a sensual life, and remembrances of the past.

Straits And Narrows

Author : Sidney Wade
ISBN : 0892554258
Genre : Poetry
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"Sidney Wade's imagination is as powerful as any American poet's since Wallace Stevens.” —Jordan Davis, Slate

Run The Red Lights

Author : Ed Skoog
ISBN : 9781619321670
Genre : Poetry
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"Skoog [is] fashioning a poetry that fluctuates and ripples as incessantly as open water." —Boston Review "Ed Skoog is a master of mischief and misdirection." —Prairie Schooner "Ed Skoog's poetry is so ambitious it takes my breath away." —The Stranger "Run the red lights" were the last words the musician Alex Chilton spoke to his wife on the way to the hospital. In Ed Skoog's new book the poems are running all the lights, the way that talking casually runs and flows over itself and intertwines with what others are saying. These plainspoken poems rediscover the relationship between talking and thinking, as they weave among enthusiastic jags about sex and love, theater, music, New Orleans, numbness, ghosts, wolves, history, violence, rescue, art, marriage, mothers, fathers, and children. After Katrina, I took the diet where you eat meat, and lost almost a hundred pounds from a surfeit of bacon, sautéed pork medallions, beef & lamb. The weight fell away like a knight's armor after a joust. I bought shirts at a regular store. I played softball and ran bases, bounded them, as if on a new, more forgiving planet. And I went crazy, evened out, broke down again . . . Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas, and earned his MFA at the University of Montana. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review and Ploughshares, and earned the Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Award and the Washington State Book Award. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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