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Night Battle: Poems (Penguin Poets)

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Logan's newest work, The Night Battle, reveals to readers a rich, sensuous world where even pigeons "roost in judgment" like "mottled, maculate angels" and Long Island mothers lounge at a swimming club drinking the politeness of servants "like a sin" while "summer broke the dark with lightning storms." A section of the book entitled "Milton's Tongue" finds an old college ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Penguin Books
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Jan 31, 2013 Mackenzie rated it it was ok
Eh. It was modern poetry. It didn't really blow my skirt up.
Jul 11, 2016 P rated it liked it
I doubt very much technique can be excessive in poetry, and surfeits of moralism or confessional flights of fancy are rarely, if ever, admirable. With model form, Logan seems primarily concerned with how historical experience is "the method of a madness long arranged." And he can be affecting: try your damnedest to read "Niobe" without a Southern (US) accent; or nod and smile ironically but approvingly when it's suggested that "Like the steel baron Carnegie, [the rich] should / - have built libr ...more
Night Battle: Poems (Penguin Poets) What an unusual and wonderful poetry collection. What didn't appeal to many other readers sure found a way to make a home in me. I don't think I've come across any collection of poems that captures the exotic feeling of traveling, history, and human emotion in such a perfect way. If you want to get a feel of just what the poems are like, I'd suggest "Niobe" and "Spice Bazaar", my two favourites from this collection which, although rather different from each ...more
Jan 24, 2009 Jessica rated it liked it
About this poet it is possible to say, "Yes, he's very good, but I'm so glad I didn't, couldn't, write these poems." Most of his poems are like black holes, sucking in everything, giving back nothing. Particularly light. A surfeit of technique fails to hide a pure absence of compassion. One pure thing.
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