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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Poetry. This book of new poems by David St. John includes fourteen vibrant photographs by Lance Patigian. One of the finest poetic craftsmen of his generation, David St. John has recevied regular and lavish praise from his contemporaries. Speaking of his poetry, Robert Hass has said, "It is not just gorgeous, it is go-for-broke gorgeous. It is made out of sentences, sweepi ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Arctos Press
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Luscious, sexy, vivid, darkly funny, with melancholic undertones. The poet recalls locations and lovers from NY to Rome and the abstract Technicolor photos by collaborator, Lance Patigian, provide a visual narrative that stokes St. John’s lyrical quasi-symbolist one. A super fun book to read aloud if you can do it without passing out considering the absence of commas and periods. All the poems are fourteen line sonnets with varying stanza patterns.
Loved the poetry and actually had teacher at Ole Miss, Beth Ann Fennelly, have class/breakfast at her house where we got to meet with and ask David St. John questions.
One of my favorite books of poems. Brilliant. Gorgeous. Love it.
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