Old Man Laughing

Old Man Laughing

by Robert King
     
 


Poetry. In one fell swoop, OLD MAN LAUGHING exposes the incredible and the ordinary with tenderness. Knots, herbs, blurred nymphs, a duck on the husk of a muskrat's den. King's nostalgia--never sentimental and at times bittersweet--beckons old songs and lovers to the fore, asking not for remorse, but instead for giving due the wonder of childhood and the exquisite…  See more details below

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Poetry. In one fell swoop, OLD MAN LAUGHING exposes the incredible and the ordinary with tenderness. Knots, herbs, blurred nymphs, a duck on the husk of a muskrat's den. King's nostalgia--never sentimental and at times bittersweet--beckons old songs and lovers to the fore, asking not for remorse, but instead for giving due the wonder of childhood and the exquisite ties we make to people as years pass. In this world, the civilized and the natural shape us imperceptibly, and in King's view, a sanguine perspective is the reward. "I thought old men would know more about earth or love or mornings than I do,/ standing at sunrise in my own backyard,/ married for years, dazzled by my ignorance."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978945633
Publisher:
Ghost Road Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Pages:
76
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author


Born in Denver, Colorado, with Ft. Collins his hometown, Robert King attended Colorado State University (M. A. American Literature, 1961) and the University of Iowa (Ph. D. English/Creative Writing, 1965). He retired from the University of North Dakota as Professor Emeritus in 1995. After five years as Visiting Professor of English at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln, he came to Greeley where he taught part-time at the University of Northern Colorado. Now retired, he directs the Colorado Poets Center. He has published one full-length volume, Old Man Laughing (Ghost Road Press, 2007) and five chapbooks, and his work has appeared in anthologies as well as magazines including Ascent, Atlanta Review, Blue Unicorn, Carolina Quarterly, Great River Review, The Malahat Review, Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review, Nebraska Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Northeast, Poetry, Rattle, Red Rock Review, and South Dakota Review.

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