Some Nights No Cars At All
This is the first book by a poet whose imagination is intimately related to the physical world around him, which he describes as “a wholly new and startling landscape that is the acolyte deserts of Arizona. Living here on the moon, as it were, and for half of the year in nearly unbearable temperatures, something altogether interior visited me. The experience of this landsc...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Ausable Press
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An immediate must read. Rathkamp’s collection of poems travel the mind inward to the phenomenon of heartache. Harsh truths, majestic assumptions, and callous understandings of what it means to be part of the human relationship are of interest. Holistically, the poetic viewpoint renders points of transpiration life before these once shared moments further change with time, before they reach even a greater distance or enter a point of no return, not even retrievable through fallible memory.
Really fine poems. Deliberate, meticulous, and clearly constructed with great care, but not overworked or overprocessed. Lyrical, narrative, unpretentious, un-gimmick-y. Dog-eared: "Stopping for Directions"; "Wanting"; "If Practice Made Perfect"; "Our Last Evening, After Launcing from the Bottom of the Hoover Dam."