Florida Poems by Campbell McGrath
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Florida Poems
By Campbell McGrath

Florida Poems

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Florida Poems by Campbell McGrath

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Part fable, part diatribe, part elegy, part love song, this extraordinary fifth collection by Campbell McGrath makes poetry of the most unlikely of materials -- his home state of Florida. While at times poignantly personal, McGrath also returns for the first time to the characteristically comic and visionary public voice displayed in the renowned "Bob Hope Poem." Moving effortlessly from prehistory to the space age, he catalogues Florida's natural wonders and historical figureheads, from Ponce de Leon to Walt Disney, William Bartram to Chuck E. Cheese -- "the bewhiskered Mephistopheles of ring toss, /the diabolical vampire of our transcendent ideals." In the brilliant sociohistorical monologue of "The Florida Poem," McGrath employs the Fountain of Youth as a mythic symbol for both the tragic consequences of a society built on greed and cultural erasure and the diverse human potential, "which must become the fountain/for any communal future we might dare imagine."Place-bound and tightly focused, Campbell McGrath's message is nonetheless universal, as his penetrating vision of Florida is also a vision of America -- its history and hopes, failings and fulfillments, and the eternal force that transcends it all."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060527365
ISBN-10: 0060527366
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 161mm x 10mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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