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The Sound of It
     

The Sound of It

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by Tim Nolan
 

Poetry. "The familiar streets and landmarks throughout Tim Nolan's THE SOUND OF IT will resonate with Minneapolis natives, and even some New Yorkers. The sounds of Nolan's poems cover a full octave—from childhood to "Almost Fifty," Diamond Lake Road to Palestine, brussels sprouts to Holy Thursday. Nolan harmonizes the ordinary morsels of life with the

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Poetry. "The familiar streets and landmarks throughout Tim Nolan's THE SOUND OF IT will resonate with Minneapolis natives, and even some New Yorkers. The sounds of Nolan's poems cover a full octave—from childhood to "Almost Fifty," Diamond Lake Road to Palestine, brussels sprouts to Holy Thursday. Nolan harmonizes the ordinary morsels of life with the profound in such a way as to awaken the reader to a conscious living in the moment. He focuses on past and future as inseparably flowing elements of the present. Within this overture of poems, "the voice you hear is generous and expansive like Whitman's, at home in the 'easy suit' of the body and yet always surprised to be part of the here and now" (Joyce Sutphen). Nolan's voice embodies his longing to offer "something lasting that might be repeated and would carry a life of its own."—Minnesota Literature

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Minnesota Literature
The Sound of It...poems by Tim Nolan. The familiar streets and landmarks throughout Tim Nolan's The Sound of It will resonate with Minneapolis natives, and even some New Yorkers. The sounds of Nolan's poems cover a full octave--from childhood to "Almost Fifty," Diamond Lake Road to Palestine, brussels sprouts to Holy Thursday. Nolan harmonizes the ordinary morsels of life with the profound in such a way as to awaken the reader to a conscious living in the moment. He focuses on past and future as inseparably flowing elements of the present. Within this overture of poems, "the voice you hear is generous and expansive like Whitman's, at home in the 'easy suit' of the body and yet always surprised to be part of the here and now" (Joyce Sutphen). Nolan's voice embodies his longing to offer "something lasting that might be repeated and would carry a life of its own."
—Esther Pearson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898232417
Publisher:
New Rivers Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Many Voices Project Series
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Tim Nolan received a BA in English from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from Columbia University. He graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and is an attorney in Minneapolis. Garrison Keillor has read several of Nolan's poems on the National Public Radio program The Writer's Almanac, and the former United States Poet Laureate Ted Kooser selected Nolan's poems for American Life in Poetry. New Rivers Press published Nolan's first book of poems, Nolan's first collection, THE SOUND OF IT, which was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry in 2009. He practices as an attorney in Minneapolis where he lives with his wife Kate and their three teenagers.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beauty of The Sound of It is that Nolan is front and center, not hiding behind anything or anyone. He comes at the reader with innocent confidence certain that he can choose any topic and create a connection. And what fun connections they are: garlic, brussels sprouts, Russia, cockroaches, middle age and teenagers. Some of these poems hit me square in the solar plexus others go for the head. In all the experience is engaging and entertaining, a lovely gift for a writer to give his readers.