Delirium

Delirium

by Barbara Hamby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1574410032

ISBN-13: 9781574410037

Pub. Date: 10/01/1995

Publisher: University of North Texas Press


Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1994.

Barbara Hamby makes her poems out of jokes, Italian phrases, quotes from saints and philosophers, references to meals eaten and wines drunk. In a fluid, compelling voice, she sets a stage, peoples it with real and imagined characters, spins them into dizzying motion, and then makes everything disappear as

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Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1994.

Barbara Hamby makes her poems out of jokes, Italian phrases, quotes from saints and philosophers, references to meals eaten and wines drunk. In a fluid, compelling voice, she sets a stage, peoples it with real and imagined characters, spins them into dizzying motion, and then makes everything disappear as with a wave of a conjurer's wand, leaving the reader to wonder, “Did that happen, or did I dream it?” One leaves her poetry the way one leaves a dark theater on a July afternoon, convinced that the ordinary passions really won't do—they need to be larger, as large as they are in these poems.

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ISBN-13:
9781574410037
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Series:
Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry Series, #2
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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