Blind Rain: Poems
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Blind Rain: Poems

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In his newest collection, Blind Rain, Bruce Bond transforms the known and the familiar into something surreal and new. With spare, unadorned language, he complicates what it is to be both bound to the world and yet free within that world, the way in which the imagination deepens our engagements and yet offers some measure of distance at the same time.

Bond opens with severa...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Louisiana State University Press
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Bond addresses the weighty matters of death and the difficulty of choosing life, music and religion with much beauty. He writes particularly well about music and musicians (Bond is a jazz & classical guitarist), and he writes particularly well in more traditional form; e.g., in rhymed couplets and rhymed quatrains. Bond repeats words and images throughout to subtly and successfully tie poems together, thereby creating cohesive parts within the volume. One of my favorite lines, from "Flag": "...more
Nov 01, 2008 Matt rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Many beautiful poems. Bond writes best on themes of music and spirituality/faith.
The poems were beautiful, yet failed to evoke any emotions in me.
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Bruce Bond is the author of eight previous books of poetry including, most recently, Choir of the Wells (Etruscan Press, 2012), The Visible (LSU, 2012), Peal (Etruscan, 2009), and Blind Rain (Finalist, The Poets Prize; LSU, 2008).

After receiving degrees in English from Pomona College and Claremont Graduate School, Bruce Bond earned his MA in Music Performance from Lamont School of Music. For sever...more
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