Employing sonnets and sestinas as well as open forms, Measured Extravagance lyrically documents the messiness of grief and explores the complexity of devotion. Peg Duthie celebrates the conflicting demands of journeys as she travels from a Nashville recording studio to a congested street in Prague to the Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, and introduces us to sharpshooters, scientists, musicians, bakers, the dead and those living on the edges of reality as they romp past boundaries, rage at expectations, and tangle with skepticism and belief. Read this book—and throw jump shots with Shakespeare, play duets with Heisenberg, and find out what relish trays and rifles really have in common.
|Publisher:||Upper Rubber Boot Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||554 KB|
About the Author
Peg Duthie shares an old house in Nashville, Tennessee, with a tall mechanic, a large dog, and a small piano. She works as an indexer and copyeditor, and there’s more about her at www.nashpanache.com.