The Hellbox

The Hellbox

by Greg Delanty
     
 


Greg Delanty grew up in a family of printers, and as a youth he worked in the composing room. A hellbox is the bin into which printers chucked broken or worn type, and the conceit that unites this collection is the technology, lore, and tradition of hot-metal printing. Here, the language of printing--literal and symbolic--inspires a series of moving and powerful…  See more details below

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Greg Delanty grew up in a family of printers, and as a youth he worked in the composing room. A hellbox is the bin into which printers chucked broken or worn type, and the conceit that unites this collection is the technology, lore, and tradition of hot-metal printing. Here, the language of printing--literal and symbolic--inspires a series of moving and powerful poems.
Delanty writes with an impetuous daring that combines controlled rhetoric with a vernacular tang, especially in the long title-poem, which describes his immigration to the United States and his attempt to deal with feelings of uprootedness in "the continuous sci-fi movie of our century."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192880888
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/12/1998
Series:
Oxford Poets Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Greg Delanty was born in Ireland and has lived in Vermont for over ten years, where he teaches at St. Michael's College. In 1996 he won the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry Award. The Hellbox is his fourth collection of poetry.

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