By (author) Henri Cole
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Middle Earth by Henri Cole
Book Description"Time was plunging forward, ""like dolphins scissoring open water or like me, ""following Jenny's flippers down to see the coral reef, ""where the color of sand, sea and sky merged, ""and it was as if that was all God wanted: ""not a wife, a house or a position, ""but a self, like a needle, pushing in a vein."-from "Olympia"In his fifth collection of verse, Henri Cole's melodious lines are written in an open style that is both erotic and visionary. Few poets so thrillingly portray the physical world, or man's creaturely self, or the cycling strain of desire and self-reproach. Few poets so movingly evoke the human quest of "a man alone," trying --to say something true that has body, because it is proof of his existence.. . " Middle Earth" is a revelatory collection, the finest work yet from an author of poems that are . . .marvels-unbuttoned, riveting, dramatic-burned into being-- (Tina Barr, "Boston Review").
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374529284
(203mm x 133mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Features poems that are impelled by a dark knowledge of the body - both its pleasures and its discontents. Alternating between innocence and violent self condemnation, between the erotic and the elegiac, and between thought and emotion, this title includes poems that represent a kind of midlife selving that chooses life.
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Author Biography - Henri Cole
Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of many awards, he is the author of four previous books of poems, most recently "The Look of Things "(1995) and "The Visible Man" (1998). He is poet-in-residence at Smith College.
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