The Black Beach

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The poems of The Black Beach describe everyday acts like putting children to bed, coaching Little League, and sending a daughter to school, but brood over what may be behind the everyday and how to reach it and talk to it. Faith ebbs and flows like the tide on a "black beach of heaven," while these poems maintain skepticism, denyingtranscendence beyond what is available through love, the senses, and experience. set ablaze.'"—Andrew Hudgins, judge human predicament: that of a sentient particle with a mind for the ...
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The poems of The Black Beach describe everyday acts like putting children to bed, coaching Little League, and sending a daughter to school, but brood over what may be behind the everyday and how to reach it and talk to it. Faith ebbs and flows like the tide on a "black beach of heaven," while these poems maintain skepticism, denyingtranscendence beyond what is available through love, the senses, and experience. set ablaze.'"—Andrew Hudgins, judge human predicament: that of a sentient particle with a mind for the infinite. 'Looking for meaning/ the way radio waves sought Marconi,' Barbarese's restless imagination searches through the stations of the daily to the 'very end of the dial/ the static that never signs off,' and turns back to receive what we have, the 'lonely surprised heart/ shaken. . . .'"—Eleanor Wilner, author of The Girl with Bees in Her Hair —Maxine Kumin, author of The Long Marriage

Author Biography: J. T. BARBARESE has been widely published in journals and magazines as varied as The Georgia Review and The New York Times. He is the author of two books of poems in the University of Georgia Press's Contemporary Poets Series, and the translator of Euripides's Children of Herakles for the University of Pennsylvania Press. His degrees are from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Temple University. He teaches at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in Philadelphia.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781574411881
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Walk your body down 3
During 4
Onward 5
Memorial Day 6
Teaching the slider 7
Trying to be penitent 9
Politics 11
On the 7-something to Penn Station 12
Today on sports radio WIP 13
Paper, scissors, rock 14
The prophet 15
Elegy 16
Close call in Valley Green 17
The merman 18
Number 99, Brian Santoro 19
Spinoza 20
The ones 21
Poem in a time of infinite justice 22
The leaf on the floor 24
Sea-wrack religion 29
This 31
Pity 32
Poem to my daughter on her eighteenth birthday 34
Vision in the Flourtown Mall, Saturday 35
The lost beatitudes 37
Carapace 39
Suddenly 40
Holding my face to my son's tee-shirt 41
Hearing Roy Orbison on the tape loop at Starbucks 42
Three prayers : cantico del sol 43
Three prayers : gloria 43
Three prayers : act of contrition 44
Dream-talking with General Massoud 47
Joy 48
The landscape wants to be understood slowly 49
A noise of crows 50
Cities of God 51
Anisette 52
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