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Chance Ransom: Poems
     

Chance Ransom: Poems

by Kevin Stein
 

ISBN-10: 0252068629

ISBN-13: 9780252068621

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Winner of Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize and the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, Kevin Stein casts a wide net over the "ineffable befuddlement" of everyday life. His poems render history's chance larder of the consecrated and profane from which we ransom our fate.

Often improvisational and always lyrical, Stein's poems move effortlessly through the art of Beckmann

Overview

Winner of Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize and the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, Kevin Stein casts a wide net over the "ineffable befuddlement" of everyday life. His poems render history's chance larder of the consecrated and profane from which we ransom our fate.

Often improvisational and always lyrical, Stein's poems move effortlessly through the art of Beckmann and Degas, the music of Bob Marley and garage bands, and the pathos of cancer patients, factory workers, and victims of bigotry. Insightful and refreshingly unaffected, Chance Ransom explores the shifting shore between self and other with clarity and compassion.

About the Author:

Kevin Stein, a professor of English at Bradley University, Illinois, has published two previous collections of poetry, Bruised Paradise and A Circus of Want, as well as two critical studies, Private Poets, Worldly Acts and James Wright: The Poetry of a Grown Man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252068621
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Illinois Poetry Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

One
In the Kingdom of Perpetual Repair
3(3)
Garage Museum
6(3)
Lyric for the Coroner's Heart
9(2)
John Brown's Face
11(4)
Upon Hearing Bob Marley Say "... Life Is Worth Much More than Gold," the Trinity Graces My Bug-Spotted Windshield
15(2)
One History
17(2)
Halloween, St. Luke of the Poor Oncology Clinic
19(3)
Thinking of Genesis while Watching the Oscars
22(1)
While I Burned the Autumn Garden
23(2)
Our Armor
25(2)
First Day, Container Corporation of America, June 1972
27(4)
Two
After Camelot
31(3)
Poem Buried in a Time Capsule to Be Unearthed Spring 2097
34(1)
Home Economics
35(2)
Politics of Mop and Sponge
37(2)
To the Bookstore Manager Who Stuffs Each Purchase with a How to Get a Refund Bookmark
39(2)
Because You're American
41(2)
Juliet Prowse and the Cast of Can-Can Dance for Nikita Khrushchev, Hollywood, 1959
43(2)
That Other Four Letter F-Word the Gods So Love
45(3)
Sales
48(4)
Full Moon at Tree Line, San Juan Range, Colorado
52(2)
Logos
54(5)
Three
Fishing Naked
59(10)
Four
In Thanks of Visitations
69(2)
March, Where the Kickapoo Bends
71(2)
Little Puddles, Spring Buckets, the Earth Awash
73(1)
On Landscapes, or Cutting My Son's Hair at the Kitchen Sink
74(2)
What I Hate about Postmodernism
76(2)
Late Valentine, with Daisies
78(3)
Yesterday
81(1)
Tomorrow
82(1)
Last Cut
83(1)
Gods of the Second Chance
84(2)
Confessional
86(2)
Because I Wanted to Write a Happy Poem, I Thought of Harry Caray's Dying
88(2)
Husk
90(2)
Beanstalk
92

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