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- DescriptionDavid Biespiels long poetic lines crackle with rhythmic energy and a jazzy, bittersweet richness of language. Rolling out across the page like darkly lumius highways, his invative, nine-line American sonnets promise adventure, offering a variant on the sonnet form that is both lyric and dramatic and bringing his masterful formal inventiveness to free verse. Ive come to imagine the nine-line sonnet to be like one of those classic Thunderbirds, says Biespiel, something distinctly American: wide, roomy, and with a robust engine. The vastly varied voices within the poems are united by a wonderfully limber diction. Using with revelatory precision the vocabularies of history, science, art, sport, philosophy, religion, literature, government, and domestic life, Biespiel has crafted a hip, melodic, elastic language that travels the registers of expression: lush and coarse, gaudy and austere, pliant and rigidly tough. The civility of the poems is the form; the wildness is the bristling energy of the language. Passionate, resilient, rich with wit and word play, these poems affirm David Biespiels increasing stature as a poet of remarkable accomplishment and promise.
- Author BiographyDavid 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.
- Author(s)David Biespiel
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication01/10/2003
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleThe Pacific Northwest Poetry Series
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight182 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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