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The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems

The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems

by Peter Meinke
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The Contracted World includes representative poems from four of Peter Meinke's previous collections. In poems that show us what it is like to grow up in America, love, nature, cities, sports, war, and peace are filtered through the imagination and verbal skills of one of our brightest poets.

The new poems experiment with form, and address a life that is shrinking in specific ways: the poet is aging, the world is getting smaller, our post-9/11 freedoms are eroding, and our choices seem fewer and less attractive. Despite feelings of anger and loneliness, the narrator speaks to us in a personal, accessible, and often humorous voice.

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ISBN-13: 9780822959182
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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