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Jonathan Johnson
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Mastodon, 80% Complete

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Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 3rd 2001 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press (first published 2001)
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Sep 10, 2007 Talia rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
At times some of these poems felt longish, prosey, and I'm not qualified to comment on prosey, since I don't care much for it, but Johnson definitly inserts some intsnse verse (or should I say lyric?) into this stuff:

You are a silent empire of affection.

I suppose I'm free to junk/ these years, sell the wash of erosion and recovery

the cattle fed this blue, unbending, jealous winter.

I really like the poem "Thrity," which sort of seems like a poem of lists, nature lists, but again, inserted is this
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