Comet Scar

Comet Scar

by James Harms
     
 

In Comet Scar, James Harms blends closely observed scenes from domestic life with meditations on music, film, politics, and society, intent on dissolving the membrane that separates the realms of culture and the quotidian.

Overview

In Comet Scar, James Harms blends closely observed scenes from domestic life with meditations on music, film, politics, and society, intent on dissolving the membrane that separates the realms of culture and the quotidian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887485466
Publisher:
Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
01/04/2012
Series:
Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

Laura Kasischke
"James Harms is one of the truly visionary and restless voices of our time."
David St. John
"James Harms' poems have always posited the dailiness of any revelation. . . . He wants to remind us that many of the grandest things available to us can be had for even the smallest gesture."
Booklist
"He is a poet of the dramatic vignette, wonderfully able to conjure a scene, its characters, and its emotional and psychological aura so vividly that each poem become immediately indelible; on rereading, its situation comes rushing back virtually full-force."
Shara McCallum
"Over the course of five books of poetry, James Harms has created a poetic that weds the personal and public and moves deftly from narrative to lyric, often blurring the lines between these modes."

Meet the Author

JAMES HARMS is the author of seven previous books of poetry, including After West, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2008. His awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and the PEN/Revson Fellowship. He lives with his wife, Amanda Cobb, and their children in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he teaches at West Virginia University. He also directs the low-residency MFA Program in Poetry at New England College.

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