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Trembling Air: Poems
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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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