The Hundred Fathom Curve

The Hundred Fathom Curve

by John Barr

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Overview

The Hundred Fathom Curve chronicles the search for an American identity from the Vietnam war to 9/11. The poems, drawn from five previous collections and published over 40 years, include Barr’s eye-witness accounts as a Navy veteran of Vietnam, and as a New Yorker who was present at 9/11. They explore the boundary of what is human with all that is not, and find things never to be as they seem. They follow the journey from nature into art, and the efforts of the artist to discover what it means to be human.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597094979
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The poems of John Barr have appeared in many magazines, and have been published in six collections: The War Zone (1989), Natural Wonders (1991), The Dial Painters (1994), Centennial Suite (1998), all by Warwick Press; and The Hundred Fathom Curve (1997), and Grace (1999), by Story Line Press. Barr is President Emeritus of the Poetry Society of America, has taught in the Graduate Writing Program of Sarah Lawrence College, and was appointed in 2004 the first president of The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. His most recent collection, The Hundred Fathom Curve: New & Collected Poems, was published by Red Hen Press in 2011.

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