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The Heat Bird

4.44  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
"a single long, exquisitely crafted metaphysical poem about the enigmas of love, silence, the physical world, and human error, about the paradoxical spaces between them, about the ways light speaks to shadow. Most of all, it is about how the creative imagination breathes and thrives.... The effect is dazzling."

--Brent Morris, American Poetry Association Newsletter

2nd ed.,
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Paperback, 62 pages
Published December 28th 1983 by Burning Deck
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Michael Vagnetti
Oct 13, 2013 Michael Vagnetti rated it it was amazing
The "how" of the writing here is almost everything I want. Formally, the works are untitled, contained presences, 9 to 12 lines of equal length, without the distracting mannerism of punctuation. There is almost no affectation in diction or syntax. They make their guideposts evident without poorly designed signage.

As an action verb, these choose sculpting, in lieu of intimating, or wondering, or worse. They are directionally obscure, connected less by declarations than effects and associations. O
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Jul 27, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing
must read fot the shifting diction. she's one of the best... brought it along but haven't touched it yet.
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