Friendly Fire: Poems

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"Friendly Fire, Katrina Roberts cycle of fifty-two sonnets, proves the durability and flexibility of the lyric today. A taut narrative scaffolding supports Roberts brief, searing meditations on family, farm labor, friendship, illness, parenting. Colloquial language lends verve. Literal images evoke the texture of farm life. Roberts explores abstraction ( Forgiveness ) with apt metaphor: I shelter the grudge, build / a rustic cabin for it in my chest, pound rusty nails / in to anchor a porch where I sit glaring. ...

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"Friendly Fire, Katrina Roberts cycle of fifty-two sonnets, proves the durability and flexibility of the lyric today. A taut narrative scaffolding supports Roberts brief, searing meditations on family, farm labor, friendship, illness, parenting. Colloquial language lends verve. Literal images evoke the texture of farm life. Roberts explores abstraction ( Forgiveness ) with apt metaphor: I shelter the grudge, build / a rustic cabin for it in my chest, pound rusty nails / in to anchor a porch where I sit glaring. At the close of Malignant, the narrator asks a timeless question: what lies in wait for us? Read Friendly Fire for Roberts sensual and wise rendering of the here and now." -Robin Becker, author of Domain of Perfect Affection

"Katrina Roberts poems do not admit easy phrasings; instead, they are assembled word by word, each chosen with informed deliberation and a sense of pace. I have followed the track of her lines with heightened attention, eager for her next surprise." -Billy Collins

"This is a gorgeous, amazing book. I ve been an admirer of Katrina Roberts poems for years and these poems confirm my long-standing affection. Buy this book now." -Sherman Alexie, winner of the National Book Award 2007

Katrina Roberts is the author of Underdog, The Quick, and How Late Desire Looks. She is the Mina Schwabacher Professor in English and the Humanities and the Paul Garrett Fellow in the Humanities at Whitman College.

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Robin Becker

Friendly Fire, Katrina Roberts cycle of fifty—two sonnets, proves the durability and flexibility of the lyric today. A taut narrative scaffolding supports Roberts brief, searing meditations on family, farm labor, friendship, illness, parenting. Colloquial language lends verve. Literal images evoke the texture of farm life. Roberts explores abstraction ( Forgiveness ) with apt metaphor: I shelter the grudge, build / a rustic cabin for it in my chest, pound rusty nails / in to anchor a porch where I sit glaring. At the close of Malignant, the narrator asks a timeless question: what lies in wait for us? Read Friendly Fire for Roberts sensual and wise rendering of the here and now.

Billy Collins

Katrina Roberts poems do not admit easy phrasings; instead, they are assembled word by word, each chosen with informed deliberation and a sense of pace. I have followed the track of her lines with heightened attention, eager for her next surprise.

Sherman Alexie

This is a gorgeous, amazing book. I ve been an admirer of Katrina Roberts poems for years and these poems confirm my long—standing affection. Buy this book now.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980028911
  • Publisher: Lost Horse Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Katrina Roberts is the author of Underdog, The Quick, and How Late Desire Looks. She is the Mina Schwabacher Professor in English and the Humanities and the Paul Garrett Fellow in the Humanities at Whitman College.

University of Washington Press

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Table of Contents

Blue 1

Imprint 2

Origins 3

Suicide 4

Foolish 5

Buffer 6

Mean 7

Summons 8

Marrow 9

Vineyard 10

Somnambulist 11

Sunday 12

Elemental 13

Dog 14

Acedia 15

Burn 16

Depression 17

Canada 18

Malignant 19

Stain 20

Skin 21

Somatic 22

Happen 23

Forgiveness 24

Civil 25

God 26

Grapes 29

Aurora 30

Clarity 31

Confession 32

Volition 33

Savior 34

Clouds 35

Landing 36

Frigate 37

Direction 38

Lines 39

Reason 40

Lost 41

Hunger 42

Whole 43

Lift 44

Vibrissa 45

Best 46

Nettle 47

Guns 48

Spiritus 49

Hope 50

Hold 51

Lullaby 52

Zinnias 53

Iris 54

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