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Tongue Groove

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Inspired and informed by the music and urban landscape of New York City, Tongue & Groove employs jazzy and descriptive language in a sweep of city-life experiences and memories. A passionate rendering of incidents in spaces that include the subway, a school for the handicapped, and The Museum of Modern Art, Stephen Cramer employs richly sensual language and a wide rang ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 12th 2007 by University of Illinois Press (first published August 24th 2007)
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Dan Butterfass
Jul 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Four and a Half Stars. I agree in the main with everything poet and critic David Wojahn says in his hyperbolic blurb of this very fine collection --

"I can think of almost no other young poet who can claim Stephen Cramer's lyric authority and self-possession. His odes and elegies caputure the grit and delights of New York City in a manner that managaes to capture something of Crane's sense of the marvelous with Oppen's descriptive acuity. This is to say he follows in the footsteps of the giants -
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