Sharply observed and metaphorically inventive, Ocean Effects is a worthy follow-up to Galvin's National Book Award finalist Habitat. It includes a new vein of Galvin's trademark richly observed lyric poems on the biota, landscapes, and weathers of coastal New England. Seascapes and the natural world bracket sequences spoken by personae as various as the seventeenth-century American colonist Roger Williams, small-town cops, a squatter in the ruins of Chernobyl, a nineteenth-century Russian general in Mongolia, and a Cape Cod carpenter. Galvin's monologues, tensile and energetic free verse, are touched with the speech of the historical periods in which they take place.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 162mm x 6mm)
Louisiana State University Press
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
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Author Biography - Brendan Galvin
Brendan Galvin is the author of fourteen poetry books, including six published by LSU Press, the most recent of which, Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005, was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received many other honors, including the O. B. Hardison Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. He lives in Truro, Massachusetts.