Twice Removed: Poemsby Ralph Angel
Angel provokes in the reader the recognition of longings just beyond reach of articulation. Though his poems are addressed to complexity, the language is not obscure: his intense, visionary lyricism arrives in a seamless weave of elegance and streetwise savvy. Angel stands as an American original, and this book that will expand his already large and passionate audience of readers.
Author Biography: Ralph Angel is the author of two collections of poetry: Neither World (Miami UP), which received the 1995 James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets, and Anxious Latitudes, which was published in the Wesleyan UP New Poets Series.
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Poem by Ralph Angel: "And More" I open my eyes again. So be it, / good. Don't leave. The dark slides into slippers / easily. The quiet finds a robe. The room / rises and is falling with your / breathing. As if / I'd never seen you sleeping, / in this house and warmth, / at this hour, this bed / I can't quite / put my finger on / and like.
Meet the Author
Angel is the author of four poetry books: Anxious Latitudes; Neither World, which received the 1995 James Laughlin Award; Twice Removed; and Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986-2006. He teaches at the University of Redlands, and a member of the MFA Program in Writing faculty at Vermont College. Originally from Seattle, he lives in Los Angeles.
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It was probably the best poetry book I have ever read! It had so many well chosen poems in it. IT WAS GREAT!