Part of the Darkness

Part of the Darkness

by David J Rothman
     
 


Poetry. "What impresses one first about David J. Rothman is his immense imaginative and intellectual range, but the more one reads his striking and exuberant poetry the more deeply one feels its emotional force and quiet but genuine ferocity. He is an Apollonian touched by the divine madness of Dionysus. Diverse, demanding, and delightful, his poems abundantly…  See more details below

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Poetry. "What impresses one first about David J. Rothman is his immense imaginative and intellectual range, but the more one reads his striking and exuberant poetry the more deeply one feels its emotional force and quiet but genuine ferocity. He is an Apollonian touched by the divine madness of Dionysus. Diverse, demanding, and delightful, his poems abundantly reward the reader's attention."—Dana Gioia

"You've never read a book like this one, crackling with comedy and drama, colloquial, breezy and bitingly Byronic. Here we find characters including God, a Demon, a Muse, and a hero, an ordinary modern man. We have a vital panoply of good and evil served up by a poet of cultivated earthiness, 'mud mixed with wonder.' Even in the face of suffering, David Rothman dares us to 'live large. Go big. Get tough.' Here is an abundance and energy rarely seen in contemporary poetry."—David Mason

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985099718
Publisher:
Entasis Press
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


David J. Rothman's books of poetry are PART OF THE DARKNESS, Dominion of Shadow, The Elephant's Chiropractor, Beauty at Night, The Book of Catapults, and The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado's Western Slope, for which he is the editor. He is the co-author with Stephen Powers and Stanley Rothman of the Hollywood's America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures. He is the Director of the Poetry Concentration with an Emphasis on Versecraft in the MFA program at Western State Colorado University and also teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver University, and Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.

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