Lapse Americana

Lapse Americana

by Benjamin Myers
     
 

Poetry. The twin ravens, Thought and Memory, of Norse myth are reborn as American crows to fly an interweaving pattern or remembering and forgetting through the pages of LAPSE AMERICANA. Born out of the poet's childhood during the Pax Americana and situated within the war and economic lapse of the new century, these poems explore memory and amnesia, faith and

Overview


Poetry. The twin ravens, Thought and Memory, of Norse myth are reborn as American crows to fly an interweaving pattern or remembering and forgetting through the pages of LAPSE AMERICANA. Born out of the poet's childhood during the Pax Americana and situated within the war and economic lapse of the new century, these poems explore memory and amnesia, faith and doubt, presence and absence. They are rooted in rural, working class experience as well as in the poetic traditions of America, Europe, and China. By turns formal and jazzy, confessional and coy, these poems speak of the universal by focusing on the particular, insisting with simultaneous emphasis upon the value of remembering and of embracing forgetfulness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935520719
Publisher:
NYQ Books
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author


Benjamin Myers won the Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry for his first book, Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press, 2010). His poems may be read in numerous literary journals, including The New York Quarterly, Nimrod, Tar River Poetry, Borderlands, Salamander, and the Chiron Review, as well as online in Devil's Lake, DMQ Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Elimae, Poetrybay, and elsewhere. He lives in Chandler, Oklahoma.

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