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Pax Atomica Poems

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ISBN-10: 006075804X

ISBN-13: 9780060758042

Edition: N/A

Authors: Campbell McGrath

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"America's epic is the odyssey of appetite," Campbell McGrath declares, and these poems track those defining hungers across a social landscape by turns "grave, risible, amazing, banal," cataloging the "vortex of images in a ruined theater the culture comes to resemble," from Rocky and Bullwinkle to "Blue Angels rampant on a field of static, / anthem and flag descending to darkness." In terza rima meditations, rock-and-roll elegies, and abecedarian lyrics, Pax Atomica documents the tangled romance between self and society ("in which / the melody's ampersand ensnares us") in ways both new and familiar to readers of McGrath's five previous volumes. A continuation as well as a departure for one…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.22" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Campbell McGrath's previous collections are Shannon , Seven Notebooks , Capitalism , American Noise , Spring Comes to Chicago , Road Atlas , Florida Poems , and Pax Atomica . His awards include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.

Girl with blue plastic radio
The human heart
Train journal
Adam and Eve
Infinite needs
Rock and roll
Hits of the 70s
The maelstrom
Xena, warrior princess
Of pure forms
Jack Gilbert
Jeffrey Lee Pierce
Guns N' roses
The information age
The Glann road
Two songs
Everybody knows John Lennon is dead