Everyday People Poems

ISBN-10: 1555976034

ISBN-13: 9781555976033

Edition: N/A

Authors: Albert Goldbarth
List price: $18.00
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Description: The not-at-all-everyday new poetry collection by Albert Goldbarth, twice winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award          I brought a book of many wordsto an emptiness in my heart,and I shook them out in there, to fill it.In my time I wrote this very thing.In your time you read it.                                       —from “What We Were Like”Virtuoso poet Albert Goldbarth returns with a new collection that describes the wonders of everyday people—overprotective parents, online gamblers, newlyweds, Hercules, and Jesus. In Goldbarth’s poetry—expansive, wild, and hilarious—he argues that our ordinary failures, heroics, joy, and grief are worth giving voice to, giving thanks for.Everyday Peopleis an extraordinary new book by a poet who “in thirty-five years of writing has amassed a body of work as substantial and intelligent as that of anyone in his generation” (William Doreski,The Harvard Review).

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 1/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 178
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois and University of Iowa, Goldbarth has taught at various schools, including the University of Texas. Prolific and wide-ranging in content, Goldbarth writes against the grain of much contemporary poetry, which aims to strip language to its barest essentials. His verse, by contrast, is baroque, florid, even---as his critics would have it---cluttered. The effect of his virtuoso verbal performance is to suggest how intensely is the human need for explanation and connection with the vast storehouse of culture within which we live. In his recent works, Goldbarth has pursued his theory that life is a Moebius strip, continually repeating itself, with no discernible beginning or end.

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