Liberation of Dissonance: Poems

Liberation of Dissonance: Poems

by Bruce Bond
Liberation of Dissonance: Poems

Liberation of Dissonance: Poems

by Bruce Bond


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With its finely honed language and interweaving of free-verse couplets, poet and musician Bruce Bond has returned us to the world of structure and form as the framework for this profound exploration of dissonance in music, in art, in our lives and its underlying power to restore meaning and hope in a chaotic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781639640003
Publisher: Schaffner Press Inc
Publication date: 07/01/2022
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-eight books including, most recently, Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), Scar (Etruscan, 2020), Behemoth (New Criterion Prize, Criterion Books), The Calling (Parlor, 2021), and Patmos (Juniper Prize, UMass, 2021). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including seven editions of Best American Poetry. Presently he teaches part-time as a Regents Emeritus Professor of English at the University of North Texas and performs classical and jazz guitar in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Table of Contents

Preface Donald Revell vii


Verklärte Nacht 1

Lamella 4

Gródek 7

Wolves 9

Bells 11

For Tim Whom None Can Find 14

Wozzeck 16

Lorca 19


Measure 23


The Octaves 35

Wave 41

Syrinx 42

Siren 45

Cry 47

Body 49

Phoenix 52

The Throat Singers of Tuva 55


Beethoven 61

Monk 65

Blackbird 67

Stranger 70

Cloud Chamber 72

Zither 75

Bach 78

The Arctic Variations 79

Acknowledgments 85

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