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Living in the Resurrection

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The winning volume in the 1994 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Living in the Resurrection by T. Crunk. As James Dickey, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, says in the foreword, "Here is that rare phenomenon, a writer of instinctive formal vision. His real reverence for the simple objects of the everyday world, their ability to present cup, tree, a ...more
Paperback, 70 pages
Published November 29th 1995 by Yale University Press
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Robert Beveridge
Jan 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
T. Crunk, Living in the Resurrection (Yale, 1995)

It has been a century since the Yale Series of Younger Poets published its first book. They have been of inconsistent quality over the years, but they do tend to release more books that shine than they do books that thud. Living in the Resurrection, the 1994 selection introduced by the mighty James Dickey, is definitely one of the former.

Crunk, born and raised in backwoods Kentucky in a highly Baptist family, draws (as most poets do) on his childh
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Karen
Jul 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
I read Living in the Resurrection by T. Crunk on a recommendation, and I am glad I did. Combining religion and folklife, the poet explores Appalachia in its beauty and its resilience. My favorite poems are the ones found in the middle section of this book -- where the poets in a series of prose poems explores the world around him with such titles as "Visiting a Lost Aunt at the Jefferson Davis Hotel, Elkton" and "Visiting My Grandmother at Oak Lawn." I found that the poem, "Visiting the Site of ...more
Lindsey
Favorites: "Christmas Morning," "February," "Reliquaria," "Charity," "Summer Evening," "The Mirror," and "Leaving"

I have never read another living poet who I've felt was such a kindred spirit in what sort of language and image fascinates.
Mia
Nov 15, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I liked this collection much better reading it again.
Lovely quiet from a disappearing world of Appalachian hollers and river baptisms.
It's so hard to write fidelity, to write tenderness (a theme I'm on), and T. Crunk does.
Also, his name is T. CRUNK. Crazy drunk.
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