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Ithaca: A Life in Four Fragments

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Travis Cebula’s newest offering Ithaca asks, “Who is Ithaca and what does she learn?” His complex characterization of Ithaca guided by the tender polyphony in vibrant lines such as, “the land of high renown is in murmuring too numerous,” carefully develops this question into the intricate voyage a name undertakes between ports of signification. As she alternately becomes a ...more
Paperback, First, 100 pages
Published November 29th 2012 by BlazeVOX [books]

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Jul 05, 2013 Joe added it
Shelves: poetry
This line:
“a voice is no place for levity”
is indicative of what one is getting into here. In following the life of Ithaca (his response to Paterson’s city-person?) Travis’ attention is upon patterns and archetype and—this is what I love about it—the collection’s chiseled runs of couplets and tercets working across the space of the page read as if they could have been written ANY time alongside or after William Carlos Williams or maybe way back, getting stoned w/Sappho:
her knuckle, darkened
May 11, 2013 T. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Vacillated between 4-5. Many, many breathtaking lines. Intellectually and syntactically a compelling book.
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Travis Cebula currently resides in Golden, Colorado. His poetry, photographs, essays, and stories have appeared in or are forthcoming from New American Writing, BlazeVOX, Tarpaulin Sky, Aufgabe, Versal, Eleven-Eleven, NO/ON, The Talking River Review, Monkey Puzzle, E-Ratio, Cricket Online Review, Otoliths, In Stereo Magazine, Fact-Simile, Bombay Gin, Dear Sir, Trunk of Delirium, The Strip, Right H ...more
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