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Subject to Change (New Issues Poetry & Prose Series)
     

Subject to Change (New Issues Poetry & Prose Series)

by Matthew Thorburn
 

Poetry. "Matthew Thorburn's SUBJECT TO CHANGE gives us a poetry of the meta-empirical, asking, 'It's not too late, is it?' Exuberant and crystalline, these poems articulate the problematic beauty of our grand mix-up, our new and comic Dark Ages. The next time a student asks me, 'What's after Postmodernism?' I'll tell her, 'Read this.'"--Angela Ball

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Poetry. "Matthew Thorburn's SUBJECT TO CHANGE gives us a poetry of the meta-empirical, asking, 'It's not too late, is it?' Exuberant and crystalline, these poems articulate the problematic beauty of our grand mix-up, our new and comic Dark Ages. The next time a student asks me, 'What's after Postmodernism?' I'll tell her, 'Read this.'"--Angela Ball

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“Wallace Stevens once said that poets must love words with all their power to love anything at all. Few first books show as much pleasure in words as Matthew Thorburn’s Subject to Change 'Have you ever seen a less flight-worthy lark, / such an archipelago of glum-faced rice-throwers?' Thorburn writes of a winter wedding. Influenced by Paul Muldoon, among others, Thorburn fashions original devices to depict familiar affections. In a sestina, he celebrates a more fortunate marriage, showing its couple 'happy as two blue / plate specials in a diner called Moe’s.”—Stephen Burt, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930974463
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
New Issues Poetry and Prose Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
73
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

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Angela Ball
“Matthew Thorburn’s Subject to Change gives us a poetry of the meta-empirical, asking, ‘It’s not too late, is it?’ Exuberant and crystalline, these poems articulate the problematic beauty of our grand mix-up, our new and comic Dark Ages. The next time a student asks me, ‘What’s after Postmodernism?’ I’ll tell her, ‘Read this.’”

Meet the Author

MATTHEW THORBURN is the author of three books of poems, This Time Tomorrow, Every Possible Blue and Subject to Change, and a chapbook, Disappears in the Rain. He is the recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and his work has been recognized with fellowships and prizes from the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the Mississippi Review and the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ploughshares and many other journals, and he has contributed essays and book reviews to journals such as Jacket, Pleiades, Poetry Daily and Rowboat: Poetry in Translation.

A native of Michigan, Matthew Thorburn has lived and worked in New York City for more than a decade.

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