Abandoned Earth: poems

Abandoned Earth: poems

by Linwood D. Rumney
Abandoned Earth: poems

Abandoned Earth: poems

by Linwood D. Rumney

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"I love the clarity and precision of Linwood Rumney’s poems and his restrained yet intense voice. Intense because it is restrained, pressurized by his deft use of stanzaic structures and forms. Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams seem to be among his influences, but his voice and vision are clearly his own. Rumney writes about the natural world and the human world, and he sees in both of them a terrible 'excess' and a brutal 'lack'. But, as in 'A Mystery on the Greyhound Bus', he also recognizes that 'simple beauty persists', like the finch feeding her chicks in a bus station eave while a man on the platform, both laughing and crying, waves to a woman on the departing bus. Far more than simple beauty, that image—and Rumney’s poetry throughout this book—is resonant and complex in the most compelling way."--Eric Nelson, judge and author of "Some Wonder: poems"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940724096
Publisher: Gival Press
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 78
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Linwood Rumney's poems have appeared widely in journals, including North American Review, Hotel Amerika, New Millennium Writing, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, and Puerto del Sol, and they have been anthologized by Jacar, FutureCycle, and Main Street Rag. Translations of Aloysius Bertrand, an early practitioner of the modern prose poem in French, have appeared in Arts & Letters, Hayden's Ferry Review, and elsewhere. An Associate Editor for Black Lawrence Press and previous Poetry Editor for Redivider, he has received awards from the St. Botolph Club and the Writer's Room of Boston, as well as Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Residency. Originally from Central Maine, he currently lives in Cincinnati, where he completed a PhD as a Charles Phelps Taft Dissertation Fellow.
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