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In Bruce Bond's fourth full-length book, The Throats of Narcissus, the myth of Narcissus finds its transfiguring mirror in poems of a contemporary world, a world rendered precarious by literal and metaphysical famine, by the blood of fathers and distant strangers, the charred relics of foreign wars, and nearer fires as well -- a world wrestling with problems of its own sel ...more
Paperback, 73 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by University of Arkansas Press (first published April 2001)
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Apr 03, 2013 Emmy rated it liked it
If nothing else, these poems were very pretty to listen to. I loved the wordplay. However, I did have a lot of trouble grasping them. A poem that gives some resistence can be a good thing, but for for me personaly, it was a bit frustrating. Still, my thoughts toward the collection were generally positive in nature.
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Bruce Bond is the author of eight previous books of poetry including, most recently, Choir of the Wells (Etruscan Press, 2012), The Visible (LSU, 2012), Peal (Etruscan, 2009), and Blind Rain (Finalist, The Poets Prize; LSU, 2008).

After receiving degrees in English from Pomona College and Claremont Graduate School, Bruce Bond earned his MA in Music Performance from Lamont School of Music. For sever
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