Luster / Edition 1

Luster / Edition 1

by Don Bogen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819566500

ISBN-13: 9780819566508

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Don Bogen’s latest volume, Luster, takes on everything from bullhorns to the cultivation of olive trees in poems that are sharp-edged and open to surprise. They capture not just things themselves but the essential contexts—history, power, the personal and the social—that give them meaning. The stylistic dexterity and range of approaches here make the…  See more details below

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Don Bogen’s latest volume, Luster, takes on everything from bullhorns to the cultivation of olive trees in poems that are sharp-edged and open to surprise. They capture not just things themselves but the essential contexts—history, power, the personal and the social—that give them meaning. The stylistic dexterity and range of approaches here make the book as rich as the world it engages. Luster includes evocations of place and memory, character studies of figures from Coleridge to Tarzan, a verse epistle, and an extended meditation on machines in our daily lives, all within an overarching vision. From racehorses to waterwheels to great cities, Bogen illuminates “things that go,” in both their dynamism and their inevitable decay. Luster traces the sheen of human activity that clings to the world around us: imperfect, irrevocably marred by time, but always gleaming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819566508
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Thoroughbreds
Bullhorn
Epistle to Dr. Venturo
Cocktail Party, 1953
The Moon in the Water
The Trains
Card Catalog
Etudes
Metro
The Language
Musee
Bouquinistes
La Carte Orange
La Clairiere
Rilke in Paris
Coleridge at MIdnight
In the Middle of Europe
Look Out for My Love
The Objects
No Friend
Five Runs in France
Olive
Rain Forest
Cardinals
One Morning
From a Daybook
Stucco
Meditation on a Line from Whitman
Pedestrian Song
The Machines

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