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Get Pistol Whipped and See What I See
November 13, 2008
|Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers
Two new poetry book reviews: Pistol Whipped and See What I See. I'm slowly slogging through my pile of readings. But there are some exciting things for World Class Poetry on the horizon. Stay tuned!
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New Poetry Book Reviews
Two new poetry book reviews this week:
This is Lough's second book review at World Class Poetry. Here are the first paragraphs of the new reviews. I hope you like:
Eric David Lough is back, but he's not any better. His second book Pistol Whipped, like Lassoed With A Decorative Tongue, is both a blessing and a curse, but I think the blessings may be fewer and the curses slightly increased too.
Susie McCray has lived a life of pain. And joy. And she's captured it all in her debut book of poems See What I See. That's the problem. We learn more than we should.
WCP Toolbar Update
The World Class Poetry Toolbar just keeps getting better. That's why I'm up to 63 installs and it just keeps going up!
This week I've added a new poetry podcast - The Rose & Thorn. Plus, The Rose & Thorn literary e-zine has been added to the list of online publications you can read from the toolbar. Don't miss it!
American Life in Poetry: Column 189
BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006
In celebration of Veteran's Day, here is a telling poem by Gary Dop, a Minnesota poet. The veterans of World War II, now old, are dying by the thousands. Here's one still with us, standing at Normandy, remembering.
In Normandy, at Point Du Hoc, where some Rangers died, Dad pointed to an old man 20 feet closer to the edge than us, asking if I could see the medal the man held like a rosary. As we approached the cliff the man's swearing, each bulleted syllable, sifted back toward us in the ocean wind. I turned away, but my shoulder was held still by my father's hand, and I looked up at him as he looked at the man.
American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright (c) 2007 by Gary Dop. Reprinted from "Whistling Shade," Summer, 2007, by permission of Gary Dop. Introduction copyright (c) 2008 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction's author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Poetry Book Of The Week
I love the cover of Pistol Whipped. That's great cover art.
Eric David Lough brings his characteristic surrealism to another book of poetry and readers are sure to get whipped when they read the latest product by this master of words.
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