Wild Civility

Wild Civility

by David Biespiel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295983523
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Pacific Northwest Poetry Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Biespiel teaches English at Oregon State University and is Writer in Residence at The Attic in Portland, Oregon. His honors include a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He is the author of Shattering Air.

Table of Contents

Preface

PaganHallucinationUnder a Blossoming Plum TreeFrench KissPoetsDear JusticeExplication de TexteFaithGentrificationAfter the WeddingDrunksShouldersBrawlsSangriaXerxesPrayerStarlingsExileGodhoodFerdinand MagellanPartiesSpiritual GuyBrusqueArs PoeticaKazooCivilization in the Next WarHomeAmichai 1924-2000Hermes

AcknowledgmentsAbout the Poet

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Stanley Plumly

Wild in its imaginative thrust, civil in its formal command, this glowing new sequence represents David Biespiel's best poetry to date.

Michael Collier

Like microprocessors, the poems in Wild Civility deliver an almost incalculable amount of information instantaneously. As a result, they demonstrate the pure and powerful recombinant energy of language that is the essence of lyric poetry.

From the Publisher

"Like microprocessors, the poems in Wild Civility deliver an almost incalculable amount of information instantaneously. As a result, they demonstrate the pure and powerful recombinant energy of language that is the essence of lyric poetry."—Michael Collier, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

"Wild in its imaginative thrust, civil in its formal command, this glowing new sequence represents David Biespiel's best poetry to date."—Stanley Plumly

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