Astronaut

Astronaut

by Brian Henry

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887483578
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

BRIAN HENRY lives in Athens and teaches at the University of Georgia. He is co-editor of Verse and Senior Editor of Verse Press, and he reviews poetry for the TLS, Kenyone Review, Boston Review, and other publications.

Table of Contents

proem

DOPPELGANGER
Insomnia
Jasmine Tea
My Pine Cone Ways
Forecasting at Stonewall Cafe
Coefficient of Restitution
Garage Sale
Doppelganger
Not
Skin
The Investigator Speaks of the Investigation
Lunar Calendar
Discovery
Roam
Discretionary Income
It's Not the Texture
Argonaut Sonata

BYSTANDER
1: Notes for a Sequence
2: Vessel
3: Heart
4: Abandoned Ship
5: The Old Story
6: Winter
7: Epithalamium
8: Iconostasis for Absence
9: Bystander
10: Denouement
11: Prelapsarian
12: Self-Portrait in a Late Hour

DIVINER
Gravity
There is a nearness in this dirt. A nearness
Frame
Coign of Vantage
Shelter
Looking Back on It
Diviner
Something Given to Make Whole Among the Ruses
Self-Portrait
Waver
Veteran's Club
Extremities
Ghazal
What They Remember

Notes

What People are Saying About This

James Tate

"Brian Henry's first collection of poems, Astronaut, is a marvelous bustle of energy, distinct ideas and images clanging together in a celebration of the multifariousness of humanity thriving in its myriad guises. These poems are fun, skilled, intelligent and often beautiful. If you're interested in the new generation of American poets, this is a good place to start."

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Astronaut 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
realbigcat on LibraryThing 18 days ago
I don't like traditional rhyming poetry and the good news is this book doesn't contain it. Likewise, I don't like poetry that taskes an advanced degree to interpret. Unfortunately this book does. I can't agree at all with the printed reviews on thew back of the book. I didn't find any of the poems beautiful but rather just run on ramblings. I own and have read hundreds of books of poetry and while I like something fresh and away from the mainstream I just didn't get this book.