If Not for the Courage: Poems

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Poetry. Beginning with "Generic Whistle Stop," a long poem that rings myriad changes on political rhetoric, PEACE CONFERENCE goes on to extend such poetic series from prior books as the linguistically hybrid "Yinglish Strophes," the rocking/rolling "Dented Reprise," and "Nonce Sonnet." Thomas Fink's seventh collection also initiates two new series, "Goad" and "Dusk Bowl Intimacies," which, in different ways, force bits of individual psyche to butt heads with the social. The curvilinear twists and torques of many...
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Poetry. Beginning with "Generic Whistle Stop," a long poem that rings myriad changes on political rhetoric, PEACE CONFERENCE goes on to extend such poetic series from prior books as the linguistically hybrid "Yinglish Strophes," the rocking/rolling "Dented Reprise," and "Nonce Sonnet." Thomas Fink's seventh collection also initiates two new series, "Goad" and "Dusk Bowl Intimacies," which, in different ways, force bits of individual psyche to butt heads with the social. The curvilinear twists and torques of many of these poems enable visual and verbal gestures to swing together and apart.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780984117772
  • Publisher: Marsh Hawk Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Thomas Fink, born in New York City in 1954, is the author of six books of poetry, including PEACE CONFERENCE (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011) and CLARITY AND OTHER POEMS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2008), three chapbooks, and Autopsy Turvy (Meritage Press, 2010), a book of collaborative poetry with Maya Diablo Mason. He is also the author of two books of criticism, including "A Different Sense of Power": Problems of Community in Late-Twentieth-Century U.S. Poetry (airleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001). With Joseph Lease, he is co-editor of "Burning Interiors": David Shapiro's Poetry and Poetics (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007). His poem "Yinglish Strophes IX" was selected for The Best American Poetry 2007 (Scribner's) by Heather McHugh and David Lehman. Fink's work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Contemporary Literature, DENVER QUARTERLY, Jacket, LIT, Milk, Minnesota Review, MiPoesias, Otoliths, Second Avenue Poetry, SENTENCE, Shampoo, Slope, TALISMAN, Verse, and numerous other journals. His paintings hang in various collections. Fink is Professor of English at City University of New York—LaGuardia.
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