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Hummer presents us with a hectoring witness compelled to translate the banal urban atrocities of our current civilization into complex testimonies and transcendent prophecies.
Paperback, 66 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Louisiana State University Press (first published April 1996)
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Patricia Murphy
This book is different from the other books. These poems are dense, cerebral, meditative explorations of metaphysical and existential and personal relationships. They are heavier than the other work I've read by Hummer. Like I want to give him a hug. But also keep listening. Here are some moments that stood out to me.

"She thinks she does not care what the dead are doing."

"In these nights is the power
fact has over lyric, how what is
Suffered is suffered, how ice
resembles ice."

"An allegory whose o
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Jul 28, 2009 Billy added it
That Terry Hummer is a musical poet or a poetical musician or both!
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