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A Carnage in the Lovetrees (New California Poetry #9)

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"Surely, all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end," said Rilke. A Carnage in the Lovetrees begins at the moment the speaker reaches this realization. He resolves then to rebuild a world caught in the crosshairs of repeated annihilation, regrounding love as the only viable stratagem for survival. Richa ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 30th 2003 by University of California Press
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Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
The book starts with this very intense narrative involving father and mother. And I can sense this narrative connecting these poems together. What I enjoyed the most, though, was the appearance of lusting love at different moments. How the speaker felt detached from that, and how this might be attributed to the dilemmas surrounding both parents gave a complicated gravity to the book.
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Really hot poetry!
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Richard Greenfield is the author of A Carnage in the Lovetrees (University of California Press). Omnidawn published his second book, Tracer, in 2009. His poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Electronic Poetry Review, Five Fingers Review, Fourteen Hills, Lit, Soft Targets, Volt, and others. He is co-editor of Apostrophe Books, a small press of poetry, which began publishing books ...more
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