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Late Rapturous
     

Late Rapturous

by X. Frank Gaspar
 

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In his fifth poetry collection, Gaspar's poems are spacious and awake, in touch with faith and anxiety, and unafraid to wander. These poems are multi-layered with Judeo-Christian allusions and metaphysical images of faith.

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In his fifth poetry collection, Gaspar's poems are spacious and awake, in touch with faith and anxiety, and unafraid to wander. These poems are multi-layered with Judeo-Christian allusions and metaphysical images of faith.

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“Frank Gaspar’s Late Rapturous has a fitting title; its beautiful laments and joyful celebrations are rapturous meditations that seamlessly move between narrative and lyricism: The collection begins in darkness, opening ‘Then night again,’ and ends in light; the final poem begins ‘The fall sun on the pitched roof…’. In between, the speaker mulls what it means to be middle-aged and to be human in a changing world. Familiar territory, surely, but handled with originality, metaphor and humor.”—Gerry LaFemina, Poets@Work

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932870602
Publisher:
Autumn House Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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Dorianne Laux
From his writing room near the ocean in southern California, Frank Gaspar makes an irresistible music that crosses over from the inner to the outer, from memory to the moment, from the earth to the farthest stars and back again. I’ve loved his work for years and it just gets better and better, and unbelievably better. Gaspar is an ecstatic, andLate Rapturousis visionary, planetary and quietly wise.

Meet the Author

FRANK X. GASPAR was born and raised in the old Portuguese West End of Provincetown, Massachusetts.  A graduate of the MFA program in writing at the University of California, Irvine, he is the author of five collections of poetry and two novels.  Among his many awards are the Morse, Anhinga, and Brittingham Prizes for poetry, multiple inclusions in Best American Poetry, four Pushcart Prizes, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, and a California Arts Council Fellowship in poetry. He was also a John Atherton Fellow at Bread Loaf, and a Walter Dakin Fellow at Sewanee. His debut novel, Leaving Pico was a Barnes and Noble Discovery Prize winner, a recipient of the California Book Award for First Fiction and a New York Times Notable Book (paperback edition).  His second novel Stealing Fatima was a MassBook of the Year in Fiction (Massachusetts Foundation for the Book).

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