Sentinel and Other Poems

Sentinel and Other Poems

by Robert Hunter


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Sentinel and Other Poems by Robert Hunter

This collection of poems by the rock lyricist Robert Hunter, best known for his songwriting contributions to legendary performers such as Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead, features rhythmic, philosophical meditations on art, authenticity, public perception, and love. Hunter delivers his lines with effective and deceptively simple language, the ideal vehicle for his timeless, wide-ranging observations about the relationships we have with our expectations, our mythology, and each other as we navigate modern life and ephemera.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140586985
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1993
Series: Poets, Penguin Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Robert Hunter was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. He was the star columnist for the Vancouver Sun, and the founding member of the Greenpeace Foundation, which propelled him on a number of kamikaze missions in the Pacific and the Arctic. He wrote 11 books, including To Save a Whale, Warriors of the Rainbow, and the Governor General's Award–winning Occupied Canada. An irreverent media guru, he was the environmental reporter for the Toronto TV network City, and wrote a column for Eye magazine. He died in 2005.

Read an Excerpt

Spellbound in a bubble of glass,
warm flesh believes. Garroted,
gelded and clapped in cold irons 
or left to compost in some carefully calculated public perception, one 
breath without hesitation suffices to declare that flesh believes to the roots of its teeth or dies. 
— from "An American Adventure"

Table of Contents

Sentinel1. A Red Dog's Decoration Day
2. Opening Statement
3. Gingerbread Man
4. Preserpie & Senti Yagoya
5. Exact Birds
6. Jaaz #3
7. Selections from Idiot's Delight
8. Poets on Poets
9. Trapping a Muse
10. Black Sunflower
11. Toad in Love
12. The Pool
13. Sentinel
14. Pride of Bone
15. Rain in a Courtyard
16. Sonnets in Stone
17. Seven Trials
18. Dew on the Daisy
19. Rimbaud at Twenty
20. How We Love
21. Salutation
22. Consultation
23. Omnia Praeclara Rara
24. Cocktails with Hindemith
25. Blue Moon Alley
26. The New Jungle
27. How It Really Goes
28. Growing
29. Yagritz
30. Sense of Impending
31. Nude Recumbent on Chair
32. Ration Your Cylinders
33. Power of Persuasion
34. One Day in July
35. An American Adventure

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