The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

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

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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 3

Death of the Author 5

Work Song 10

II Crier 13

See Saw 14

Chemistry 16

A Trophy 17

Novella 18

Psyche 20

III Penguins 25

Blood Drive 26

Way Back 31

A Dog's Life 32

IV The Lost Boys 35

V Continuity 59

So Long 60

A Stranger Here 61

Goodbye 66

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