Plato's Breath

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From the opening poem, Freisinger conducts an inquiry into the "fledging of souls" ... It is rare these days to find in American poetry any interest in metaphysics. But in Plato's Breath, even the Kirby man, a vacuum cleaner salesman, wrangles with big questions, though Freisinger is under no illusion that he can "trap the immensities of the moment" or infinity.
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From the opening poem, Freisinger conducts an inquiry into the "fledging of souls" ... It is rare these days to find in American poetry any interest in metaphysics. But in Plato's Breath, even the Kirby man, a vacuum cleaner salesman, wrangles with big questions, though Freisinger is under no illusion that he can "trap the immensities of the moment" or infinity.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780874212280
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Series: Swenson Poetry Award
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 80

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Saved 5
Supply, Demand 7
After Reading Wordsworth's Prelude, Book I 8
Antediluvian: Kansas City, Summer, 1953 10
Shop Class, 1955 12
Thirty-Fifth Bombing Mission, Cerignola, Italy 13
Stopping to Dance 15
Catalog People 17
First Fantasy 18
Spring Burial 20
Hints for Dissection: Gray's Anatomy 22
Plato's Breath 24
In Front of A Small Town Radio Station 29
Miscarriage: Goose Bay, Labrador 30
Missouri Voices 32
Stalking Prairie: Madison, South Dakota 33
The Kirby Man 35
The Cat in the Hat: A Sequel 38
Dead Language 40
The Psychological Present 42
Aphasia: The Breakdown of Language 44
The Woman in Blue 45
Story Fragment in Snow 47
Door Hanging 51
Sperm Test 52
Winter Storm 54
Thoughts on a Child's Nose Swallowed by A Dog 56
Banking 60
Shit Happens 62
Game of Touch 63
Walt Whitman At Timber Creek 65
Killer Hold 67
The Catch 69
Acknowledgments 70
About the Author 71
About the May Swenson Poetry Award 72
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