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Viridian is Paul Hoover's sixth collection of poetry and the first since his book-length work The Novel: A Poem was published in 1990. While The Novel: A Poem dealt with the dilemma of postmodern authorship, the poems in Viridian are conceptual pieces varied in style and subject matter. The poems in the first of three sections comment on the world through language and simu ...more
Paperback, 86 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by University of Georgia Press (first published 1997)
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May 17, 2008 Kent rated it it was amazing
What I have been most interested in lately is the building quality of poems. How they can start with this one impulse and then walk around and around that impulse until they have led to the most unlikely place. With the Hoover I see it happen over the course of this book. With the first few poems he teaches me about a multiplicity of perspective that can open out and out, and then his poems become that kaleidescope. So that the end poems like "Great Expectations" or "The Garden" are surging with ...more
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