The Tenor on Horseback: Poems

The Tenor on Horseback: Poems

by Christopher Middleton
     
 

Following Tankard Cat (The Anti-Basilisk), the encrypted story this time is of thought desirous of levitation gradually crashing. The poems are, for the most part, addressed to facts. Diverse, sometimes prosaic, they also address desolation thrust upon us by atrocious facts-negatives that assault arduously civilized life. Yet some poems are not so shadowed. Among…  See more details below

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Following Tankard Cat (The Anti-Basilisk), the encrypted story this time is of thought desirous of levitation gradually crashing. The poems are, for the most part, addressed to facts. Diverse, sometimes prosaic, they also address desolation thrust upon us by atrocious facts-negatives that assault arduously civilized life. Yet some poems are not so shadowed. Among organizing figures the ship recurs, in its element, with extensions, e.g., the river, as in the verbatim (thus also factual) found poem 'Felo de se'. Whether or not "audiences" catch their auditory features, there exists a growing body of readers who remember and cherish Christopher Middleton's poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931357494
Publisher:
Sheep Meadow Press, The
Publication date:
03/26/2007
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Guy Davenport
“Christopher Middleton’s rare genius for exact observation and metaphysical wit has given us for over half a century now poems of such brilliant craftsmanship and exacting sensibility that a few critics only have dared to assess their magic. He is an incomparable stylist, a wry ironist, a philosopher of words. The only category in which he fits justly is that of poet.”
Carolyn Kizer
“It is my belief that Christopher Middleton is the finest poet writing today. It may take some time for this to be generally recognized, but why wait? Read him now, in this splendid collection.”

Meet the Author

Born in Cornwall in 1926, CHRISTOPHER MIDDLETON studied at Merton College, Oxford, and taught German at Kings College, London. Since 1965 he has taught at the University of Texas, Austin.

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