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Question of Gravity and Light
     

Question of Gravity and Light

by Blas Falconer
 

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ISBN-10: 0816526222

ISBN-13: 2900816526221

Pub. Date: 04/26/2007

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

It is rare to find contemporary American poetry that speaks to readers with engaging directness, free of pretense or posturing. That is exactly the kind of poetry that Blas Falconer writes. In his first collection, Falconer presents 46 poems that are emotionally forthright and linguistically evocative but written without affectation or subterfuge. Although Falconer is

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It is rare to find contemporary American poetry that speaks to readers with engaging directness, free of pretense or posturing. That is exactly the kind of poetry that Blas Falconer writes. In his first collection, Falconer presents 46 poems that are emotionally forthright and linguistically evocative but written without affectation or subterfuge. Although Falconer is formally trained and is aware of the structures and potential of both free verse and traditional poetic forms, he crafts exquisite, heartfelt poems that surprise us with their simple intensity. Whether writing about the mysteries of childhood or the pleasures of cruising for gay sex in a metropolitan airport, he surprises us with the delicacy of his touch, never obvious or heavy-handed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900816526221
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
04/26/2007
Series:
Camino del Sol
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96

Table of Contents


Dead Reckoning     3
The Given Account     4
Lament     6
Letter from the Cumberland     7
To Orpheus     8
A Definition of Terms     10
In the Absence of Love, the Heart Seeks a Constant     12
Letter from the Cumberland     13
A Story of Winter     14
Homage     16
Waterborne     18
To Know You Better     19
What We Have     20
Letter from the Cumberland     21
Want     22
The Feast of St. John     23
The Fear of Being Known     24
A Ride in the Rain     25
A Call from Whitman Walker Clinic     26
Letter from the Cumberland     29
Never     30
This     31
Dear Friend     32
Letter from the Cumberland     35
What You Know     36
Simile     38
And Though We Know It Does No Good     39
Benediction     41
Elegy     42
Letter from the Cumberland     43
The Vanishing Point     44
The Autopsy     45
Prayer     46
The Muse     47
To Useless Things     48
Letter from the Cumberland     49
In the Garden: After     50
Elsewhere     51
The Perfect Hour     52
Beyond This     53
Not There     55
Hubble's Law     56
Perihelion     57
The Battle of Nashville     58
A Question of Gravity and Light     59
Epilogue     63
Acknowledgments     65

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