Chronic: Poems

Chronic: Poems

by D. A. Powell
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Chronic: Poems by D. A. Powell

Now in paperback, the winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

so many of the best days seem minor forms of nearness
that easily fall among the dropseed: a rind, a left-behind
—from "no picnic"

In these brilliant poems from one of contemporary poetry's most intriguing, singular voices, D. A. Powell strikes out for the farther territories of love and comes back from those fields with loss, with flowers faded, "blossom blast and dieback." Chronic describes the flutter and cruelty of erotic encounter, temptation, and bitter heartsickness, but with Powell's deep lyric beauty and his own brand of dark wit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555976064
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

D. A. Powell is the author of five collections of poetry, including Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. He lives in San Francisco.

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Chronic 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SirJahUso More than 1 year ago
What a great book! Slighty homogenous, rather unorthodox, vaguely familiar to e.e. cummings, and such a beautiful layout that includes a centerfold page(how original!). I thoroughly loved this book, and would recommend it to anyone who is intrigued by unethical methods of displaying the English language in a unique, absolutely superb way! Congratulations, Mr. Powell on this fine collection of poetry. Can't wait until your next book comes out!