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by Kent Shaw (Goodreads Author)
In this memorable first book, Kent Shaw explores layers of devotion, illusion, and sacrifice in abstract and personal terms. At age eighteen, he enlisted for six years of service in the U.S. Navy. Midway through, his unadulterated patriotism shifted to unanticipated doubt. Calenture- whose title refers to a sickness sailors suffer as they come to believe the ocean is a mea ...more
Paperback, 89 pages
Published March 17th 2008 by University of Tampa Press
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Kent Shaw's Calenture won the 2007 Tampa Review Prize. His poems have since appeared in Boston Review, Missouri Review Online, Denver Quarterly, The Believer, Colorado Review, H.O.W. Journal, New Orleans Review, and others. In 2011, he completed his PhD at University of Houston. He currently serves as poetry editor at Better Magazine, reviews books of poetry for The Rumpus and teaches English lite ...moreMore about Kent Shaw...