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Chicken, Shadow, Moon & More

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Mark Strand, Former Poet Laureate, Pulitzer and MacArthur recipient "startles with his image evoking language" (Rain Taxi) in these vivid kaleidoscopic one line meditations.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Turtle Point Press
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Aug 30, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it
A short series of poems where the title repeats in each line, building associations,
ie: "Throat"
"The throat is the history of what has been said
The throat shows only one movie: "The Tongue"
The throats of angels are lined with gold"

It's witty, charming, and playful.It's also a very pretty book, with atlas-like illustrations, which fits well in your hands.
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Sep 02, 2007 Tracy O rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Open Minded Folks Who Need A Lift
Shelves: poetry
This is the most ridiculous poetry ever & I mean that in the best way. Very, very original and good for the child in you. HOW could it be that Mark Strand wrote this? I find his stuff quite buttoned-up and this is anything but.
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Mark Strand was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, essayist, and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990. Since 2005, he has been a professor of English at Columbia University.

Strand also wrote children's books and art criticism, helped edit several poetry anthologies and translated Italian poet Rafael Alberti.

He is survived by a son
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