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Theory of Mind: New and Selected Poems, 1978-2008

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Drawing upon four decades of poetry and including an ample selection of new work, this perceptive collection shares a wealth of intimate experiences and compelling encounters with the world. Citing an extensive range of social, scientific, literary, and philosophical sources, each piece offers a lens of both telescopic and microscopic precision. Sharing insight into many

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Paperback, 162 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Omnidawn Publishing
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C. Derick
Aug 03, 2015 C. Derick rated it it was amazing
I have loved Ramke's work since the late 1990s, when I was introduced to his work in undergrad when his collection "Wake" was released, and this book spans four decades of his work. Ramke's imaginary is strong throughout his work, but as he developed, his layering of reference and more profound breaking of the line becomes more and more pronounced. Yet Ramke's work can wash over you like a wave, enjoying the density of his word play and watching strong images bubble up from his verse, and then ...more
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Jul 05, 2011 Anthony Rando rated it really liked it
Great poetry book
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May 09, 2013 Daniel Klawitter rated it liked it
Ramke is a fellow Colorado poet and professor....well regarded and super smart. It took me a fair amount of concentration though to appreciate this collection because the style is rather the opposite of what I usually enjoy. I would put Ramke in the experimental/postmodern school of verse....while I prefer more traditional lyrical and formal poets. But this book is ultimately worth the effort and attention....it is certainly no more difficult than much of John Ashbery.

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