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Mining for Sun

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John Reibetanz is good on grief: "You, mother, / dying, left what was hard first: / bones weeping into/ / your veins like flutes, teeth/ vanished on some hospital/ lunch tray" This conjunction of a profound sense of loss with the clearest-eyed observation and acceptance of the entropy of the mundane is characteristic. His poetry has a cultural breadth seldom seen in ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 16th 2000 by Brick Books (first published February 2000)
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Jan 15, 2013 Bruce rated it it was amazing
The Canadian poet John Reibetanz has maintained excellence in his poetry over a long career, and this present volume of poems is no exception to the rule. At times he works within established forms such as the sonnet and sestina, more often using forms of his own creating. Not yet in this volume does he use predominantly the unpunctuated pattern of repeating tercets used in his more recent work, but he does show willingness to create and use form, meter, and (very occasionally) rhyme to ...more
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John Reibetanz earned a BA in English from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and an MA and a PhD in English language and literature from Princeton University.

He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Transformations (2006), Mining for Sun (2000), and Ashbourn (1986), as well as the critical study The Lear World (1977). His poetry has been included in several antho
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