Late Psalm

Late Psalm

by Betsy Sholl
     
 

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Late Psalm takes themes from those ancient songs of joy and grief and transposes them into the language of contemporary life.

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Late Psalm takes themes from those ancient songs of joy and grief and transposes them into the language of contemporary life.

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"Sholl’s descriptive powers are amazing: ‘the flesh of swordfish swirls like wood grain / around a knot’ or ‘A moment of silence at Soup Kitchen / for our saint of the quick grip, faking / a side stitch to hide the bottle under his coat’ . . . such snap and vigor, such rueful itemizings! This book is one dizzying, painful pleasure after another, and I will read it again and again."—Lynne McMahon, author of Sentimental Standards

"Imagine how Dante would have written if he were the daughter of Thelonious Monk and Mother Jones and you might have some idea of what Betsy Sholl’s Late Psalm is like—a jazzy, heartfelt, no-nonsense Divine Comedy with a social conscience."—David Jauss, author of You Are Not Here

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299198930
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/25/2004
Series:
Wisconsin Poetry Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
268 KB

Meet the Author

Betsy Sholl is the author of five books including The Red Line and Don’t Explain, 1997 winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. She teaches English at the University of Southern Maine and poetry at Vermont College.

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