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Inverse Sky

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Part Baudelairian flâneur, an Arcadian shepherd, the speaker in John Isles’s brave new Inverse Sky encounters a fragmented history. It is nineteenth-century California, and the missions are still burning after the Americans establish the Bear Flag Republic; it is the twenty-first century, and the miners of 49 are relegated to a mural in an arcade. Both a loner and a lover, ...more
Paperback, 74 pages
Published September 15th 2008 by University Of Iowa Press
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Here is one of the poets I feel most in awe of. I think Isles will be read long past most of his contemporaries. This is poetry for the long haul.
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