Living in the Resurrection
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Living in the Resurrection

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A collection of poems by T. Crunk, which won the 1994 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.
Paperback, 70 pages
Published November 29th 1995 by Yale University Press
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Robert Beveridge
T. Crunk, Living in the Resurrection (Yale, 1995)

It has been a century since the Yale Series of Younger Poets published its first book. They have been of inconsistent quality over the years, but they do tend to release more books that shine than they do books that thud. Living in the Resurrection, the 1994 selection introduced by the mighty James Dickey, is definitely one of the former.

Crunk, born and raised in backwoods Kentucky in a highly Baptist family, draws (as most poets do) on his childh...more
I read Living in the Resurrection by T. Crunk on a recommendation, and I am glad I did. Combining religion and folklife, the poet explores Appalachia in its beauty and its resilience. My favorite poems are the ones found in the middle section of this book -- where the poets in a series of prose poems explores the world around him with such titles as "Visiting a Lost Aunt at the Jefferson Davis Hotel, Elkton" and "Visiting My Grandmother at Oak Lawn." I found that the poem, "Visiting the Site of...more
Nov 26, 2007 Mia rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I liked this collection much better reading it again.
Lovely quiet from a disappearing world of Appalachian hollers and river baptisms.
It's so hard to write fidelity, to write tenderness (a theme I'm on), and T. Crunk does.
Also, his name is T. CRUNK. Crazy drunk.
Favorites: "Christmas Morning," "February," "Reliquaria," "Charity," "Summer Evening," "The Mirror," and "Leaving"

I have never read another living poet who I've felt was such a kindred spirit in what sort of language and image fascinates.
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