Creatures of a Day: Poems
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Creatures of a Day: Poems

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In Creatures of a Day, Reginald Gibbons presents intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social contexts of everyday life. His poems are meditations on memory, obligation, love, death, celebration, and sorrow. Some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history. This new collection...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Louisiana State University Press (first published 2008)
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I had a difficult time enjoying the short poems of this collection because of the text layout (I had to add the dots so it would display properly, there are no dots in the text, it's just tabbed out):

this is how the
.................short poems are written
and it is very
.................distracting to me for
some reason
.................but I am sure I am just
too dull to get
.................the deeper meaning
but to me it
.................seems pointless and

However, the longer poems (the ode...more
our wish to reconcile the /
many and the one, power /
and the governed, word and act."


Look for the summarizing of the state of today's poetry in "Fern-Texts." And giggle.
Harper Curtis
These are sensitive, moving poems from a fine poet and scholar. We have much to learn from this important poet. Thank you.
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