Clumsy

Clumsy

by Claire Bateman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1930974248

ISBN-13: 9781930974241

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University


Poetry. "Claire Bateman's speakers are experts in failure, and they often know how silly they look from a cautious pragmatic perspective. They know they look like misfits, bumbling around in a world of rationally explicable restraints--clumsy, whacked, but undaunted and weirdly cheerful. Like other transcendentalist poets, Bateman is most powerful and moving where

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Poetry. "Claire Bateman's speakers are experts in failure, and they often know how silly they look from a cautious pragmatic perspective. They know they look like misfits, bumbling around in a world of rationally explicable restraints--clumsy, whacked, but undaunted and weirdly cheerful. Like other transcendentalist poets, Bateman is most powerful and moving where she gives pain and folly their due, sustaining her readiness for marvelous breakthrough amid folly and pain. Indeed, her central intuition is that the interaction between two realities, rather than either reality in itself, is what makes life, as well as poetry, terrific"--Mark Halliday, from the foreword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930974241
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Green Rose Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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