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The Tangled Line

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Poetry. Subtly incorporating myth, history, landscape, pop culture, and aesthetics as possible solaces within the labyrinth of grief, THE TANGLED LINE explores the fragile circumstances of family and fatherhood. These poems remind us that when we try to possess, literally or figuratively, materially or metaphorically, legally or lyrically, we create the possibility of ...more
Paperback, 63 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Canarium Books
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Donna
Jun 22, 2009 Donna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Tod Marshall’s newest collection, The Tangled Line, like his previous volume of poetry, is a sculpture of a book, with shape and movement all its own. More than any poet I’ve read, Dr. Marshall brings pieces together in the form of a book that then becomes much more than the sum of its parts.

In the first part of this volume, the central myth of Icarus and his father, Daedalus, evoke the pain of a father separated from his son. In the second part, the literary voice is that of a son, remembering
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Nov 21, 2016 Lenora Good rated it it was amazing
The three parts of this book flow within their parts, and when taken as a whole, they flow one into the other in seamless beauty. These are poems of fathers, sons, and separation; poems of love, loss, and reunification.

Do I have a favorite poem or two? Most assuredly. Am I going to tell you which I loved the most on the first time through? No. I want you to read these poems, and choose your own, not read one and wonder why I loved it over the others; besides, the next time I read it, I will be i
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A brave effort. Goes through some deliberately overwrought passages and poetic dead ends to lead us to an emotional center that really matters. Give this book a second look!
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