Displaying a confidence and maturity rarely found in a first collection, Timothy McBride’s The Manageable Cold is a record of a sustained encounter with some of the most vital aspects of a life—childhood, language, romance, the body, the natural world.
The Manageable Cold showcases McBride’s mastery of a wide range of forms and subjects. Whether his attention is focused on boxing, jazz, or contranyms, McBride breathes new life into the sonnet and the villanelle and handles blank verse with the utmost ease. The combination of traditional techniques and McBride’s thoroughly modern sensibility gives rise to poems that seem simultaneously utterly fresh and immemorially old, calling to mind the rigorously embodied works of Robert Frost, Howard Nemerov, and Mary Oliver. Timothy McBride is a science writer and editor. His poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Seneca Review, and Poetry Northwest, among other publications. The Manageable Cold is his first book of poetry.
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Timothy McBridge works at SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina. His poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Seneca Review, and Poetry Northwest, among other publications. The Manageable Cold is his first book of poetry.
Table of Contents
OneSnow FenceRochester to Raleigh: December 1988BonsaiGrace After MealsSmall ChangeConnRemnantsAfter the RainVertical HoldThe Road to OzSquatsAll SoulsSolar PlexusListonEcce HomoCountry MattersDaily RoundOn Hearing That Music Enhances Brain DevelopmentTynerA Travelogue of the Self and Soul
TwoYoung Girl with FluteA Curiousity If My Friend Should Tell MeAt the ParkIn the WallsSurgery RotationSlow DissolveSeparationLaundry BagAnother AutumnAtalantaOur SentenceVillainous
ThreeMcMurdo SoundAn Urban MythAt the Wolf Cage, Seneca Park, 1980Ursa MinorThe Bird FeederFather Damien of MolokaiHorseman, Pass By: A Lunar EclipseCave CanemMan in the MoonThose Are Pearls That Were His EyesTo a Friend Whose Work Has Come to NothingBy Blue Ontario's ShoreThe Firs Sorrowful MysteryDon't Use My BloodThe World's FarePowersSelf-Assessment in a Hotel Men's RoomZaleThe Afghan BuddhasThe White Doves of MazarAmontilladoCharacter as Fate: The Limits of Formulae