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Co-winner of the 1997 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, a first book award dedicated to discovering and presenting new poets.

At turns witty, stark, acidic, and irreverent, Anderson's poems are personal but not private. Their form, clarity, and meaning make them readable and enjoyable. Concerned with the music of language, many of these poems are neo-formalist with plot and persona as well, From season to season, city to seaside, January Rain ...

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Overview

Co-winner of the 1997 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, a first book award dedicated to discovering and presenting new poets.

At turns witty, stark, acidic, and irreverent, Anderson's poems are personal but not private. Their form, clarity, and meaning make them readable and enjoyable. Concerned with the music of language, many of these poems are neo-formalist with plot and persona as well, From season to season, city to seaside, January Rain offers up a unique, meditative relationship with the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885266545
  • Publisher: Story Line Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Roerich Poetry Prize Winner Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Standard Time 3
The Essay Writers 4
Late September in the Field 5
A Possum's Tale 6
The Last Resort 8
Executive Geochrone 10
The Bitter End 12
After a Long Winter 17
Snipe Hunt 18
Yorick's Skull 22
Imagining the Worst 23
Buddy Check 25
To Charcot: A Letter Never Posted 27
Lear's Shadow 29
Damnation of the Sun 30
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery 31
Epilogue 35
The City Park 37
Tabula Rasa 39
Watching Tennis at the U.S. Open 41
Invective 43
A Game of Chess 44
Trading Miseries 46
A Lesson Lost 48
Accidental Walks 49
Blue Pool 51
Still Life in Pencil 55
Aquarium 57
The Nightly News 59
The First Returning Trees 60
The Last Day of School 61
Behold, the Storm Departs 63
Cinema Americain 67
Dontophobic 69
The Dog Laments His Day 71
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