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Description - Ossabaw by Dr. David Hamilton

Believing in invention as the art of finding things, David Hamilton has been concerned with finding what, in memory, in nature, in his reading, and in daily events, suggests a poem. Some of the results are "found poems" in the strict sense, as he samples and refashions existing texts; other poems in this remarkable book could be said to be found in the extended sense of being discovered in memory or by observation. Comprising free verse lyrics as well as poems in recognizable forms, Hamilton demonstrates an extraordinary range, including a series of upside down sonnets, "upsodounnets" as Chaucer might have said. The long title poem carries finding to an extreme as Hamilton condenses journal entries to a collage of lyrical notes. Observation of nature is a primary subject, but not far behind comes material from daily life and the world of art - from paintings and from other texts, both early and recent.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844712601
ISBN-10: 1844712605
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 6mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dr. David Hamilton

David Hamilton edits The Iowa Review and teaches English literature at the University of Iowa. With degrees from Amherst College (AB) and the University of Virginia (PhD), he taught in Colombia and at the University of Michigan before taking his present position. The University of Missouri Press published his Deep River (2001), a memoir embedded in local history reaching far into the archaeological record. In 1992, he was a Fulbright Professor in Valencia, Spain.

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