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Mosefolket

Cooper Esteban

Published October 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780979192104
Paperback
104 pages
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Reaching into the classical world but including more recent references, as to a line from Donald Justice, Cooper Renner gives us sixty-nine short lyric or elegiac poems that are muscular, adroit and handled with the unsentimental assurance of a knifeMoreReaching into the classical world but including more recent references, as to a line from Donald Justice, Cooper Renner gives us sixty-nine short lyric or elegiac poems that are muscular, adroit and handled with the unsentimental assurance of a knife set to its ends by a keen intelligence and profane desire. These are not poems for those who imagine they will console themselves in a vanished Arcadia or escape the violence of the present. These are -- in the words of Mr. Estebans Medusas Lover -- lullabies / my mother sang to me- / [as I] watched the fish gaping as though mad / to take my hands / to the bone. Those of us who wished once to be poets -- and failed -- and are no longer even young will be glad that one was able (at what price!) to release from arts obdurate material sixty-nine elegantly wrought meditations on the savage and the sublime. (Norman Lock)