Cadenza

Cadenza

by Charles North
     
 

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Poetry. Charles North's poetry has received numerous honors, including two NEA grants and four Fund for Poetry Awards. In his new collection CANDENZA, he displays all the qualities that made the Washington Post call him "one of the most memorable contemporary poeets. "...In CANDENZA, he moves in, around, and about everyday life with an improvisatory elan that soon… See more details below

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Poetry. Charles North's poetry has received numerous honors, including two NEA grants and four Fund for Poetry Awards. In his new collection CANDENZA, he displays all the qualities that made the Washington Post call him "one of the most memorable contemporary poeets. "...In CANDENZA, he moves in, around, and about everyday life with an improvisatory elan that soon becomes an almost familiar tune, sung to the friend you become every time you lend an ear. The direction is true North; the vintage just right"--Charles Bernstein.

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Boston Phoenix
Charles North's Cadenza continues his pursuit of what poetry can be. His poems are improbable and wholehearted engagements of a man's imagination with life and language, which, here, are presented as harmonious entities. While North adeptly commands life-giving language in an eight-line poem like "My Ship Has Sails," he is equally as adventurous with longer works like "Cadenza" and "Boul' Mich." His work displays a particular ability to turn on a dime, yet also allows a beautiful poem such as "Romantic Note" to remain that. There's nothing fussy or experimental here, just freestanding poems of original and exhilarating character, devoid of overbearing description.
—William Corbett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931236775
Publisher:
Hanging Loose Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
76

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