The Lost Boys: Poems

The Lost Boys: Poems

by Daniel Groves
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820336793

ISBN-13: 9780820336794

Pub. Date: 09/15/2010

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Daniel Groves presents a debut collection of tightly rhymed poems that, through adherence to form, unlock a power in language to surprise and illuminate—a power too often dormant in writing that eschews these conventions. Enchanted by the wit and distance of his canonical predecessors, Groves rhymes “Diet Pepsi” with “catalepsy” and

Overview

Daniel Groves presents a debut collection of tightly rhymed poems that, through adherence to form, unlock a power in language to surprise and illuminate—a power too often dormant in writing that eschews these conventions. Enchanted by the wit and distance of his canonical predecessors, Groves rhymes “Diet Pepsi” with “catalepsy” and “Guido” with “credo,” and takes this work from irony to introspection in the course of a few lines.

Framed as meditations that playfully depart from acts of photocopying, or shelving journals in a library, or interstate travel by bus, these poems represent an acerbic inner life but offer visceral satisfactions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820336794
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
The VQR Poetry Series
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

I.
Portrait
Death of the Author
Work Song
II.
Crier
See Saw
Chemistry
A Trophy
Novella
Psyche
III.
Penguins
Blood Drive
Way Back
A Dog's Life
IV.
The Lost Boys
V.
Continuity
So Long
A Stranger Here
Goodbye

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