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Revolver

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  1 review
Kevin Connolly’s four previous poetry books have garnered widespread critical acclaim and awards for their cutting humor, vivid language, and lyricism. Now comes Revolver. A daring marriage of brilliant technical skill and feverish imagination, Revolver features poems that are each written in a different form — “revolving” through various styles while imbuing each with the ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 28th 2008 by House of Anansi Press
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Gabriel Oak
I loved the range of this book and certain individual poems, such as "Rewind," "Antonia is Not the Plasterer," and "Plenty." The book didn't cohere for me as a whole, but that might be a product of when I read it (late at night). Definitely merits revisiting.

Update: Even better on a second reading. I see now that "coherence" isn't the point, but that it's rather the poet's navigation of different voices and modes that stands out.
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