Clerk's Tale

ISBN-10: 0618422544
ISBN-13: 9780618422548
Edition: 2004
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Description: In a recent double fiction issue, The New Yorker devoted the entire back page to a single poem, "The Clerk's Tale," by Spencer Reece. The poet who drew such unusual attention has a surprising background: for many years he has worked for Brooks  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

In a recent double fiction issue, The New Yorker devoted the entire back page to a single poem, "The Clerk's Tale," by Spencer Reece. The poet who drew such unusual attention has a surprising background: for many years he has worked for Brooks Brothers, a fact that lends particular nuance to the title of his collection. The Clerk's Tale pays homage not only to Chaucer but to the clerks' brotherhood of service in the mall, where "the light is bright and artificial, / yet not dissimilar to that found in a Gothic cathedral."The fifty poems in The Clerk's Tale are exquisitely restrained, shot through with a longing for permanence, from the quasi-monastic life of two salesmen at Brooks Brothers to the poignant lingering light of a Miami dusk to the weight of geography on an empty Minnesota farm. Gluck describes them as having "an effect I have never quite seen before, half cocktail party, half passion play . . . We do not expect virtuosity as the outward form of soul-making, nor do we associate generosity and humanity with such sophistication of means, such polished intelligence . . . Much life has gone into the making of this art, much patient craft."

Spencer Reece was born in 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker and in many literary journals. Reece is an assistant manager at Brooks Brothers in Palm Beach. He lives in Lantana, Florida.

Laureate Louise Gluck is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: The Clerk's Tale

Foreword
Portofino
The Clerk's Tale
Chiaroscuro
A Bestiary
The Snake
The Frog
The Bat
The Cat
The Elephant
Tonight
Then
Chrysanthemums
Autumn Song
Midnight
Winter Scene
Diminuendo
Ghazals for Spring
Cape Cod
Ponies
Triptych
Politics
Homosexuality
Easter
Etude
Florida Ghazals
Interior
Addresses
To You
Divinity Avenue
To My Brother
Pentimento
Coda
United Hospital
Blue
To Those Grown Mute
Fugue
To Martha My Nurse
Minneapolis
Beverly Road
Afton
Two Bright Rooms
Boca Raton
Loxahatchee
Summerland Key
Worth Avenue
I Have Dreamed of You So Much
Vizcaya
Interlude
Morbidezza

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