The Sleep Accusations: Poems

The Sleep Accusations: Poems

by Randall Watson



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597660037
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

RANDALL WATSON is originally from Kansas and New York, and now lives in Houston, Texas. He is currently employed as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Houston and as an Instructor of English at Houston Community College. He frequently travels on trekking expeditions ranging from Patagonia to Peru, Tibet to Alaska.

Table of Contents

Face of God

Yesterday, For Instance
The Nail Star

A Wilderness Narrative
The Twelve

Spiritus Mundi
Three Windows (A Love Story)
Home From War

The Magdalene
Road Trip Kali Poem
The Lover

Violent Blue (An Outline)
The Nail Star (Revisited)

Memorial Service
A Love Poem

Watching Akhmatova
Song of Sad Children

From the Treatment Center
A Dog's Life
Surface Argument



What People are Saying About This

Patricia Goedicke

"These brief glimpses of an at first angrily closed in persona's slow growth towards the beginnings of self knowledge culminate in a luminous, far-reaching generosity towards self and others which is truly breathtaking. At times colloquial, even street smart, Randall Watson's imagery is, nevertheless, as gorgeous as it is psychologically sensitive. With one eye on the river, the other on the air above, his long coiling lines loop out over the pages of this lovely book patiently, with the lean, transcendent grace, the delicate precision of a fly fisherman."

Edward Hirsch

"I love the startling imagery and exuberant imagination at the heart of Randall Watson's long-awaited collection The Sleep Accusations, which is a work of deep spiritual quest, a book of real marvels, as if the stillness at the center of its rage were a kind of vision."

Adam Zagajewski

"Reading these poems is like entering a theater where a violent movie has just been played and replaced by tenderness. The Sleep Accusations is a brilliant first book, violent and tender."

Thomas Lux

"I have been waiting a long time for this book. Randall Watson is a wild poet who is dead calm at the center, which makes for a narrative poem of lyric intensity, which means, for me, great pleasure. I urge you: sit somewhere quietly and read this book, urgently."

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