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The Invisible Wedding: Poems

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 79 pages
Published April 1st 1984 by University of Missouri Press
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May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Robbins has created marvelous complex poems that under scrutiny hold up and sing in a clear lyrical voice. The poems are varied: some project singular stories, one is about working out, and others infuse the abstract. This is collection that deserves to be read repeatedly in order to discover new insights with each jaunt with a master poet. This collection is about craft and forthright artfulness. Robbins has an eye for life in both complexity and simplicity. He delivers the goods for astute re ...more
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Richard Robbins was my advisor in grad school, and I only recently came across this collection of poems from 1984.

Good poetry begets poetry, and these poems make me want to write.

Here is the end of the title poem:

"We were histories, re-arrived too late.
It was all we could do to sweep our hands
forever. To fish, to always forget
the beginning. We didn't care to regret. We were
here. Something was going on. We didn't know."
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Richard Robbins has published six books of poems, most recently Body Turn to Rain: New and Selected Poems (Lynx House Press, 2017). He has received awards from The Loft, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America. From 1986-2014, Robbins directed the Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University Mankato, where he continues to ...more