The Black Riviera

The Black Riviera

by Mark Jarman

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Bold narrative poems that recreate the past.See more details below


Bold narrative poems that recreate the past.

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“Mark Jarman’s new collection is one of the best examples of the new narrative’s powers and techniques…Each superb narrative seduces us into a story and then, when we are caught, leads us through levels of perception until we realize that we are always part of what we hear.”—The Hudson Review

“Jarman…weaves a spell of stories only half remembered, an understated intirigue slowly gathering intensity.”—Virginia Quarterly Review

“Mark Jarman is… one of the most thoughtful and adroit poets writing these days, a man with handsome ambitions.”—The Georgia Review

“Jarman is a poet in whose work intelligence is as important, obvious, and strong as emotion.”—Booklist

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Wesleyan University Press
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Wesleyan Poetry Series
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David Wojahn
“Mark Jarman’s tales have always been told with resonance, authority, lyric grace, and an almost-Chevokian sympathy for their characters. The Black Riviera is his finest book yet, the sort of volume that can win back for poetry many of the readers it has lost in recent years. Jarman is, simply, one of our best.”
Andrew Hudgins
"The poems both tell fascinating stories and meditate passionately on the nature of storytelling. The range of these poems-geographically, emotionally, poetically-is astonishing"
Andrew Hudgins, winner of Poets' Prize.

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