Storm Swimmer

Storm Swimmer

by Ernest Hilbert
Storm Swimmer

Storm Swimmer

by Ernest Hilbert


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In poems celebrating survival and renewal, Ernest Hilbert summons the ageless conflict between human affection and the passing of time, recognizing that all we love must eventually disappear. Tender poems of fatherhood weigh against unsettling explorations of natural dangers and intimations of bodily harm. From porn sets to seedy gun ranges and heavy metal tribute nights in crumbling theaters, Hilbert's eye roves over the desolation and beauty of contemporary America, all the while feeling the irresistible pull of water--what Melville called "the ungraspable phantom of life." His poems return again and again to rivers, lakes, and the sea, there to find "a universe that loves the dark," one that "bears you up as if you had no weight."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574418958
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 02/28/2023
Series: Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry , #30
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 545,211
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

ERNEST HILBERT's books include Sixty Sonnets, All of You on the Good Earth, Caligulan--selected as winner of the 2017 Poets' Prize--and Last One Out. He lives in Philadelphia, where he works as a rare book dealer.
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