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Maestro of Solitude

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Highlighting work from the 1990s into the new millennium, Robert Bonazzi’s fifth book of poems—his first in 20 years—draws upon the slow-gathering wisdom of late middle age. These poems are dialogues between the clockwork of ego and timeless solitude and between earthly intimacy and the death of loved ones; lucid discourses on global politics and besieged communities; and witty takes on poetics and the arts. Often considered one of the unsung heroes of modern American poetry, Bonazzi has elicited praise from such...

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Overview

Highlighting work from the 1990s into the new millennium, Robert Bonazzi’s fifth book of poems—his first in 20 years—draws upon the slow-gathering wisdom of late middle age. These poems are dialogues between the clockwork of ego and timeless solitude and between earthly intimacy and the death of loved ones; lucid discourses on global politics and besieged communities; and witty takes on poetics and the arts. Often considered one of the unsung heroes of modern American poetry, Bonazzi has elicited praise from such contemporaries as Mark Van Doren, Thomas Merton, Guy Davenport, Robert Peters, and Naomi Shihab Nye.

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“[Bonazzi] has taken poetry to its limits of subtlety, where sense nearly but not quite gives out into silence and awe.”  —Paul Christensen, literary critic, West of the American Dream
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916727437
  • Publisher: Wings Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,449,168
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bonazzi is a columnist for the San Antonio-Express News. He is the author of Fictive Music, Living the Borrowed Life, and the critically acclaimed biography of author John Howard Griffin, Man in the Mirror. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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