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Selected and introduced by Rachel Hadas. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Paperback, 69 pages
Published October 30th 1992 by Northeastern University Press
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Maughn Gregory
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I felt a deep rumbling while reading these poems that bridge the earthy with the esoteric.
Sandra
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Phillips fuses the erotic with the daily and the reverent in this collection which explores the nature of desire. He expresses the individual as mythic yet ordinary, and I enjoy the allusions to characters of Greek and sometimes Christian mythology brought to human scale, when God becomes the lover. His mood is generally on the melancholic side, perhaps because the nature of desire, as he depicts it, becomes a loss once realized. Where it occurs, humor gives his work another edge. I enjoy the ag ...more
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Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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A few of the poems in here went over my head -- he's very allusive -- but a few of the other ones were absolutely amazing, and the ones that are left err on the side of being good, so... well worth the investment!

(This is his first collection -- I went on amazon and bought up the next six, since they had only one copy of a few of them left!)
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Carl Phillips is the highly acclaimed author of 10 collections of poetry.

He was born in 1959 to an Air Force family, who moved regularly throughout his childhood, until finally settling in his high-school years at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He holds degrees from Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Boston University and taught high-school Latin for eight years.

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