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Poetry. SCAPE, a poised and attentive debut collection by Joshua Harmon, engages with various landscapes--from the constructed and debased world of parking lots, potato chip factories, and cul-de-sac traceries to the "rural equation" of woods, fields, and "clouds' crumpled page" to create a series of conversations and engagements with the idea of the natural. Through his p ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Black Ocean
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Dec 16, 2012 Edward Rathke rated it did not like it
I found this collection to be really boring. I don't know what else I can say about that. It's the first time I've ever felt bored by poetry. Maybe I'm just not in the right mood or frame of mind or something to read it, but, yeah, didn't enjoy this, which is also the first Black Ocean title I've not liked.
Jul 27, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
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The attention to diction, to line, captivate me here, and in the more obscure moments in the book, close reading rewarded. It was frustrating, though, at times, over-jeweled.
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Aug 14, 2011 Jamie Iredell rated it really liked it
The language here's just lovely, stark as the book's three-toned cover. This is an atmospheric book. It generates a mood. Makes you want to get lost in the woods.
Apr 18, 2009 Jay rated it it was amazing
words following more, chasing
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Joshua Harmon is the author of the essay collection The Annotated Mixtape, the novel Quinnehtukqut, the short story collection History of Cold Seasons, and the poetry collections Le Spleen de Poughkeepsie and Scape. His chapbooks include The Poughkeepsiad and Cascading Failures.
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