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Rumors of Earth
     

Rumors of Earth

by Robert Edwards
 

Poetry. RUMORS OF EARTH is the second volume in a trilogy of poetry collections, preceded by TRANSPARENCIES, followed by Amazements. These collections, pseudo-autobiographical, create a modern poetic landscape, beautifully and recognizably Midwestern, but their verve and vituperation betray an ancestry that goes much farther back, to the flytings and

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Poetry. RUMORS OF EARTH is the second volume in a trilogy of poetry collections, preceded by TRANSPARENCIES, followed by Amazements. These collections, pseudo-autobiographical, create a modern poetic landscape, beautifully and recognizably Midwestern, but their verve and vituperation betray an ancestry that goes much farther back, to the flytings and cursings of the medieval Makars. "In RUMORS OF EARTH, Robert Edwards seems to receive messages, Orpheus-like, from an alternative America more wise and just than our own. His constant awareness of the distance between our promise and what we've become, as individuals and as a nation, laces these poems with tough threads of regret, anger, and love. Edwards's fusion of the personal and the political reaches its highest potency in the haunting long poem 'Pen Pals.' Addressing his poem-letter 'to everyone who might be you,' Edwards is ultimately, generously, writing to us all"—Thomas R. Smith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890193348
Publisher:
Red Dragonfly Press
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Edwards is from northern Minnesota. He attended Moorhead State University where he studied poetry with Thomas McGrath. His books include RUMORS OF EARTH, TRANSPARENCIES, Radio Venceremos, and American Sounds. He lives near Seattle and edits the online magazine Pemmican.

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