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Under the Vulture Tree
     

Under the Vulture Tree

by David Bottoms, Maria D. Guarnaschelli (Editor)
 

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Library Journal
These poems of Georgia country life by the 1979 Walt Whitman Award winner are highly accessible. The merciful vultures of the title poem and a horse caught in a frozen pond, ``half a white statue in a fountain of ice,'' are indeed memorable, and Bottoms grapples effectively with the dead that ``stare fish-blind into the lights of hospitals'' or, like his father, hauntingly await doom in World War II photographs. But most poems are told in a first-person narrative that becomes wearing, as the poet doesn't quite manage to be the vehicle for universality such a voice demands. The story-telling and the focus on our struggle with nature will appeal to some, but readers hungry for rich language and deep insights may be disappointed. Bettina Drew, English Dept., City Coll., CUNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688068349
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/1987
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
88

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