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ISBN-10: 1556592051

ISBN-13: 9781556592058

Edition: 2004

Authors: Joseph Stroud

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Joseph Stroud was all but unknown when, in 1998, Below Cold Mountain appeared. As reviewers took note of this gorgeous book by a reclusive poet, Stroud's poems found a larger audience: Garrison Keillor read them on NPR and his poems were reprinted in The Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. The sentiment shared by readers and booksellers was one of discovery. In Joseph Stroud's new book, his poetic imagination infuses landscapes, hard travel, and commonplace objects. Whether trekking through Mexico or Vietnam, living in the High Sierras, or "painting paradise" in the voice of Renaissance painter Giotto, Stroud's lyrics, prose poems, elegies, and odes articulate a journey of uncommon…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

Joseph Stroud is the author of four books of poetry, and his poems have been widely anthologized as well as featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. Stroud lives in Santa Cruz, California, and at Shay Creek in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Plainsong
The potato
Dancing with Machado
The performance
First kiss
In a Lydian mode
Ode to the smell of firewood
Homage to George Mackay Brown
The birdcages of Oaxaca
The old poets home
Book of horror
Book of psalms
Rooms
Daybook, nightbook : Shay Creek
Waking
Lodestone
In the stream pavilion
Writhing in tongues
On what planet
During the rains
Over the edge
Scatology
The little Taj
Cutting down the Jeffrey
Wintering
Living alone
Homage to the thief
Reading Joyce in winter
Late night, year's end, doing the books with Tu Fu
I wanted to paint paradise
Passing Through
Sleeper, awake
Altair and Vega crossing the river of heaven
Swath
Iris
Cathedral
Memory : Quonset Hut, Rodger Young Village, 1947
In my father's mansion there are many rooms
Reading Wallace Stevens
If only the dreamer could change the dream
The executions on Principe Pio Hill
Closing this year's anthology, I think of Radulfus Glaber, who sought refuge
My Lord what a morning when the stars begin to fall
Coat of many colors
Elsewhere
My marriage with death
Rune
Stitching the woe shirt
The death of Lorca
Into the dragon
What he told me in Phongsali
Speaking in tongues
Passing through
At the well of heavenly clarity
Country of clouds