Breakdown Lane: Poems

Breakdown Lane: Poems

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by Robert Phillips, Phillips
     
 
These are thoughtful, substantive poems that may make the reader smile--and reflect. There are autobiographical poems about the poet's childhood, elegies for the recent dead in American arts, extended metaphors on suburban existence, and a long section of poems in which the poet courts, wins, then loses the Muse. Both in voice and performance, Breakdown Lane is a

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These are thoughtful, substantive poems that may make the reader smile--and reflect. There are autobiographical poems about the poet's childhood, elegies for the recent dead in American arts, extended metaphors on suburban existence, and a long section of poems in which the poet courts, wins, then loses the Muse. Both in voice and performance, Breakdown Lane is a thoroughly consistent and engaging volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801848551
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Johns Hopkins Poetry and Fiction Ser.
Pages:
67
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.28(d)

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Breakdown Lane 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Breakdown Lane is one of the latest collections of poems by Robert Phillips (as far as i know, only the awesome _Spinach Days_ has followed). While not as good as spinach days, breakdown lane is a worthy collection. It starts with 'Face to Face' which is what i feel is Phillips' best poem. The collection is divided into four sections, and only section 2, full of those poems about lost love, is weak.