Some Dance

Some Dance

by Ricardo Sternberg
     
 

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Some Dance is a meditation on stories, the intersection of stories, of things made up, of things imagined, and of things perhaps lived.See more details below

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Some Dance is a meditation on stories, the intersection of stories, of things made up, of things imagined, and of things perhaps lived.

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"This seductive volume's tone is bittersweet. Engagingly at ease with the occult and the magical - palmistry, crystal gazing, auspices, prestidigitation - its poems are nonetheless earthy. The Elizabeth Bishop of her Brazilian poems would be delighted." Stephen Yenser, Department of English, UCLA

"The narrators and protagonists of Some Dance live their stories to a tune that is at once smart, humorous, graceful, and sad. Like the music of the spheres in the title poem, Sternberg's voice is more human because it is slightly off, modulating between the formal and the vernacular, the sacred and the profane." Greg Keeler, Department of English, Montana State University

"All the hallmarks of Sternberg’s best verse are here: the playful tenor, the electric prosody, the self-assurance. Who else would have the guts to tell off the muse to open their finest book?" Arc Poetry Magazine

“… Sternberg is a master of a certain sort of poem: a delightful poem of conversational semi-formal aplomb that is charmingly witty, gently self-deprecating, and disarmingly poignant. If you let Some Dance spin you across its polished parquetry, you won’t be sorry.” Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773591769
Publisher:
MQUP
Publication date:
02/13/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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