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Trembling Air: Poems

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In these poems, Michelle Boisseau troubles sound into music and light into color. She renders the physics of absence and the deceptions of presence: a garage full of haunted tools, the ordinary and odd lives embodied in medieval paintings, the voice of a father traveling on radio waves. The poems’ contemplative, rigorous intelligence affirms pleasure in the fallen world, ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by University of Arkansas Press
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Daniel Jr.
May 29, 2012 Daniel Jr. rated it did not like it
Every time I think I'm being too hard on contemporary American poetry, I read another recent collection from that confirms my feeling: so much of it is dull, is not inventive or challenging, is barely passionate. Is extraordinarily forgettable. Sorry, but the air is certainly NOT "trembling" in this volume, which is indistinguishable from 200 other books of poems from the past twenty years. These are more of Donald Hall's "McPoems": competent but blasé. Must go read Lorca to cleanse myself from ...more
Jeremy Allan
Aug 24, 2009 Jeremy Allan rated it liked it
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Extremely competent, though how it worked as a complete manuscript is still a bit beyond me. On a poem by poem level, though -- even within the sections of the book -- there's plenty to be gleaned.
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