The Loss of the Schooner KESTREL: And Other Poems [NOOK Book]

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Not since John Masefieldâs Salt Water Ballads (1902) and the end of the Age of Sail has there been a book of sea poems like this. Masefield capped a century of merchant sail that, coupled with literary Romanticism, stood behind much of what we know as sea poetry. Now Richard Dey with The Loss of the Schooner Kestrel & Other Poems emerges in the post-modern era of recreational boating and commercial fishing to fill the century-long void. A revolution in attitude enables these poems: Dey sees the vast majority ...
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The Loss of the Schooner KESTREL: And Other Poems

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Overview

Not since John Masefieldâs Salt Water Ballads (1902) and the end of the Age of Sail has there been a book of sea poems like this. Masefield capped a century of merchant sail that, coupled with literary Romanticism, stood behind much of what we know as sea poetry. Now Richard Dey with The Loss of the Schooner Kestrel & Other Poems emerges in the post-modern era of recreational boating and commercial fishing to fill the century-long void. A revolution in attitude enables these poems: Dey sees the vast majority of yachts not as objects of conspicuous consumption but as vehicles of trial and transport in the continuum of ships.

In these literate, accessible poems are small boats and big, pleasure craft and work, sailors and mermaids, fish and birds. Their concerns include love and loss, courage and fear, risk and aging, and travel and poetry. The title poem captures the predicament of the modern sailor in a traditional battle with the ageless sea.

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âA considerable contribution to the literature of the sea.â
â"David Fairbank White, author of True Bearing and Bitter Ocean
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469160306
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 298 KB

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