Setting the World in Order

Setting the World in Order

by Rick Campbell
     
 

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"These are poems that testify not only to Rick Campbell's ever-increasing skill as a poet, but to his tenderness, his courage, his deep appreciation for exactly the way water flows, light falls, and the many ways we honor and dishonor our workaday lives." --Robert Dana

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"These are poems that testify not only to Rick Campbell's ever-increasing skill as a poet, but to his tenderness, his courage, his deep appreciation for exactly the way water flows, light falls, and the many ways we honor and dishonor our workaday lives." --Robert Dana

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Setting The World In Order is an impressive compendium of poetry showcasing Rick Campbell's intensely personal style, grace, and storytelling approach to the genre. Legend: He came from a land that didn't need words./Fire singed the sky, soot and ash/settled on the tongue. Speech/was furred and superfluous,. He grew older and left, crisscrossed/America, sat silent and stranger/in the loud seats of cars. Salesman/and truck driver wove their special language,/piston-driven to talk and brood./He listened and thought his shadow/saved them from their lost dreams./Throughout his land he became legend./Buck's boy who never talked. No one/at the Legion or VFW; no one/ at the hundred Bohunk and Italian bars;/no one at J&L, Armco, Coppers,/Phoenix Glass, or American Bridge;/no cops; no railroad dicks;/no coaches named Maccalini/ever heard him speak. he saved it./It's for you and you haven't come yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011541032
Publisher:
Rick Campbell
Publication date:
09/30/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
307 KB

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Meet the Author

Rick Campbell's most recent book of poems is Dixmont, from Black Bay Books (first printing Autumn House). His other books are The Traveler’s Companion (Black Bay Books, 2004); and Setting The World In Order (Texas Tech 2001) which won the Walt McDonald Prize and A Day’s Work (State Street Press 2000. He’s won a Pushcart Prize, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and two poetry fellowships from the Florida Arts Council. He’s published poems and essays in many journals including The Georgia Review, The Florida Review, Prairie Schooner and many others. Campbell is the director of Anhinga Press and teaches English at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. He was born on the Ohio River twenty miles downriver from Pittsburgh and now lives with his wife and daughter in Gadsden County, Florida.

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