Couplets for a Shrinking World

Couplets for a Shrinking World

by John Medeiros



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878396009
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

John Medeiros is a poet and memoirist whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals. He is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board grants; a Jerome Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers; Gulf Coast’s First Place Nonfiction Award; and the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2006. He is the curator of Queer Voices: A GLBT Reading Series, a reading series for queer writers sponsored by Intermedia Arts. More information about him can be found at his website,

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couplets for a shrinking world 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RebeccaFrost More than 1 year ago
In couplets for a shrinking world, John Medeiros demonstrates a poetics that renders the underlying mathematics of pain, poison, and pathos. Reminiscent of the beauty in his nonfiction, the elegance of his mind, and his affection for formal mapmaking, shine through in this collection. These poems reflect timeless tensions in the faces of contemporary tragedies, and then crack the mirror to refresh the image.
claire1 More than 1 year ago
Stunning portrait of pain and survival ... once immersed in the words, it's hard to pull away ....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a memoirist and a poet, John Medeiros has a way of making lyrical narrative accessible to a general audience. Before reading Mr. Medeiros's work, I was not much of a fan of poetry. His writing cracked this elusive form of literature open for me, and taught me to read it with the heart vs. the crude intellect. I would highly recommend this collection of poems for any reader!
jimrobinson More than 1 year ago
John Medeiros' poetry is, like all wonderful poetry, full of specific details. He lets us into a world of brave lovers, vulnerable seekers, identical twins, grieving believers, all the while delighting us with witty, observant, passionate verse. I had the pleasure of hearing him read "Couplets for a Shrinking World" aloud and have gone back to the book many times to relive the moment.
Oxford_Girls More than 1 year ago
A beautiful collection of poetry that evokes a range of emotions...I find myself frequently returning to the book to reread his poems, each time finding new meaning in his thought provoking prose. Couplets For a Shrinking World will move you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago