Pitch: Poems

Pitch: Poems

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by Todd Boss
     
 

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2012 Poetry Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winner

"[Todd Boss] can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon." —Sherman Alexie

With poems about loss, home, marriage, and the inner music of our lives, Pitch is a series of variations on an overturned piano. By turns bright and dark like the keys on a keyboard, these poems demonstrate

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2012 Poetry Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winner

"[Todd Boss] can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon." —Sherman Alexie

With poems about loss, home, marriage, and the inner music of our lives, Pitch is a series of variations on an overturned piano. By turns bright and dark like the keys on a keyboard, these poems demonstrate the range of one of contemporary poetry’s most musical poets, a master of internal rhyme.

from “Overtures on an Overturned Piano”
. . . our hi-beams
played
across the gleaming bed
of snowdrifted bramble
where it lay,
moaning chaotically . . .

Editorial Reviews

Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Boss’ poems generate their own rambunctious music and remind us ‘yes, / miracles happen.’”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The poems ring clearly; ‘pitch,’ they recall, is a way to fall as well as a way to sing.”
Christian Science Monitor
“Boss flawlessly employs subtle music.”
Washington Independent Review
“This is poetic form within and without that makes a true energy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393089110
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
241 KB

Meet the Author

Todd Boss, director of external affairs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book Yellowrocket won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for Poetry.

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