Time-Bound: Poems

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Poetry. "In TIME-BOUND, Kurt Brown engages with the world he inhabits, questioning it, taking nothing for granted, prizing a broad and deep knowledge of it, both past and present, local and cosmic. The condition indicated by the book's title is one the poet does not accept resignedly but challenges by means of his art; confronting history's long amnesia, he would reclaim much of what has been lost—people, events, places, whole epochs—and serving him in this reclamation project are two weapons in particular: his ...
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Poetry. "In TIME-BOUND, Kurt Brown engages with the world he inhabits, questioning it, taking nothing for granted, prizing a broad and deep knowledge of it, both past and present, local and cosmic. The condition indicated by the book's title is one the poet does not accept resignedly but challenges by means of his art; confronting history's long amnesia, he would reclaim much of what has been lost—people, events, places, whole epochs—and serving him in this reclamation project are two weapons in particular: his appetitive intellect, never satisfied with easy answers, and his impressive command of language, which allows him a wide range of modes from the virtuosic to the plain-spoken. TIME-BOUND offers poetry for grown-ups, who face unblinkingly the world as it is and do so with existential courage."—Philip Dacey
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981675275
  • Publisher: Tiger Bark Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2012
  • Pages: 74
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Kurt Brown founded the Aspen Writers' Conference, and Writers' Conferences and Centers. He is the author of six chapbooks and six full-length collections of poetry. He has edited ten anthologies of poetry, including his newest (with Harold Schecter), Killer Verse: Poems about Murder and Mayhem. His memoir LOST SHEEP: Aspen's Counter-culture in the 1970s was published by Conundrum Press in 2012. He is also the author of SINCEREST FLATTERIES: A LITTLE BOOK OF IMITATIONS (Tupelo Press, 2007) and TIME-BOUND: POEMS (Tiger Bark Press, 2012). He taught for many years at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and most recently lived in Santa Barbara, California. He died in June 2013.
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