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The Volcano

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"One of our premier poets."—The New York Times

"Dubie's dramatic poetry seeks to represent our deepest moments of perception, struggle, and revelation. Out of his voice come the voices of multitudes. Yet his achievement and vision are singular."—American Book Review

The Boston Review called Norman Dubie's poems "extraordinary," and the evocative poems of The Volcano certainl
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by Copper Canyon Press (first published November 1st 2010)
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There are some really good poems in this collection, and a whole lot of rats. But there are also a lot of poems where I got zero traction. No music accompanied by a weird mix & match of image and thought. Dubie uses a lot of history in his poems, but it's of the obscure footnote kind. I like history, so if I happen to of run across those particular footnotes, chances are I liked the poem. Dubie also employs a dark (and often sour) humor that sometimes works, but at other times clanks. A mixe ...more
I feel like I should explain the 3 stars, but it really comes down to a matter of personal taste. This just wasn't for me.
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Norman Dubie is the author of over eighteen books, often assuming historical personae in his works. A recipient of numerous fellowships and awards (including the NEA, Guggenheim, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation), Dubie is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ, where he is Regents Professor of Englis ...more
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