On Foot, in Flames

On Foot, in Flames

5.0 1
by Robert McDowell
     
 

Working in the narrative tradition of Robinson, Frost, and Jeffers, Robert McDowell is a leading figure in the expansive poetry movement. His narrative poems deliver the depth and complexity of a novel with a cinematic swiftness. They are accessible, graceful, spiritual without pretension, inhabited by characters tethered to the world.  See more details below

Overview

Working in the narrative tradition of Robinson, Frost, and Jeffers, Robert McDowell is a leading figure in the expansive poetry movement. His narrative poems deliver the depth and complexity of a novel with a cinematic swiftness. They are accessible, graceful, spiritual without pretension, inhabited by characters tethered to the world.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Following a trajectory from apocalypse to redemption, Story Line press founder Robert McDowell's third collection invites readers to go "into the writing where anything/ Can happen." On Foot, in Flames is filled with "a sweet sighing/ From the souls of trees" and "recollections of the days when you/ Surprised yourself with competence, even grace." McDowell appeals to grace in part as a response to violence, as in his depiction of working in a slaughterhouse "Stitched into gloves and apron,/ Lye-spattered, soaked with grease,/ I feed my machine 1,200 hides a day./ Sometimes I think this was the neck, this the tail" or in three blank-verse monologues that witness, among other things, violence against women. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822957836
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.32(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

On Foot, in Flames 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert McDowell, whose Quiet Money and The Diviners showed him to be a master of narrative poetry, reveals his lyric gift in this new, long-awaited collection.