The Manageable Cold

The Manageable Cold

by Timothy McBride




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810126756
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 12/30/2010
Pages: 92
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 ShenandoahSeneca Review, and Poetry Northwest, among other publications. The Manageable Cold is his first book of poetry.

Table of Contents

Snow Fence
Rochester to Raleigh: December 1988
Grace After Meals
Small Change
After the Rain
Vertical Hold
The Road to Oz
All Souls
Solar Plexus
Ecce Homo
Country Matters
Daily Round
On Hearing That Music Enhances Brain Development
A Travelogue of the Self and Soul

Young Girl with Flute
A Curiousity 
If My Friend Should Tell Me
At the Park
In the Walls
Surgery Rotation
Slow Dissolve
Laundry Bag
Another Autumn
Our Sentence

McMurdo Sound
An Urban Myth
At the Wolf Cage, Seneca Park, 1980
Ursa Minor
The Bird Feeder
Father Damien of Molokai
Horseman, Pass By: A Lunar Eclipse
Cave Canem
Man in the Moon
Those Are Pearls That Were His Eyes
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing
By Blue Ontario's Shore
The Firs Sorrowful Mystery
Don't Use My Blood
The World's Fare
Self-Assessment in a Hotel Men's Room
The Afghan Buddhas
The White Doves of Mazar
Character as Fate: The Limits of Formulae

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