Poetry

A 24-Hour Cotillion

A 24-Hour Cotillion
$18.00
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9781939929662
Publication Date: 
2016-11-01

Local Extinctions

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Mary Quade, our lady of broken birds with still beating hearts, of the haunts within a covered bridge, is in love with things (empty dresses, sticks and branches, county fair food), with animals (a sick raccoon, moles, the last passenger pigeon), and because she is in love, she is both fiercely curious and deeply wary. These poems of great, imaginative empathy are sharpened with the understanding that, really, we are so greedy, "all unclean, all appetite." -- Katie Northrop

One of Mary Quade's poems, making an analogy with photographic depth of field, begins by observing that "The smaller the window / the more you will see / clearly." The whole of Local Extinctions, from the birthday party magician in the first poem to the American Legion pancakes at the county fair in the last, embraces that principle as an ideal. The infinite care Mary Quade takes in framing and focus results every time in perfect clarity, each poem revealing something that only Quade could show us, as only she could show it. -- H. L. Hix

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9781944788186
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2016-02-29
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Lovers & Killers

Lovers & Killers
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9781937128326
Publication Date: 
2012-01-01

Maverick Room : Poems

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With its defiance for any one tradition or voice, Thomas Sayers Ellis's debut becomes a powerful argument against monotony

" A dream. A democracy. A savage liberty."
" And yet another anthem and yet another heaven"
"and yet another party wants you."
" Wants you wants you wants you."
from "Groovallegiance"

In one poem, Thomas Sayers Ellis prognosticates, "Pretty soon, the Age of the Talk Show / Will slip on a peel left in the avant- gutter." The result is "The Maverick Room," the testing ground of determination and serendipity, where call-and-response becomes Steinian echo becomes Post-Soul percussive pleasure becomes a bootlegged recording hustled out of a D.C. go-go club."

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9781555974145
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2004-12-31
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Sand Opera

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Sand Opera is what political poetry must be like today in our age of seemingly permanent war.--Mark NowakSand Opera emerges from the dizzying position of being named but unheard as an Arab American, and out of the parallel sense of seeing Arabs named and silenced since 9/11. Polyvocal poems, arias, and redacted text speak for the unheard. Metres exposes our common humanity, while investigating the dehumanizing perils of war and its lasting effect on our culture.From Hung Lyres: @When the bombs fell, she could barely raise
her pendulous head, wept shrapneluntil her mother capped the fire
with her breast. She teeteredon the highwire of herself. She
lay down & the armies retreated, nevershowing their backs. When she unlatched
from the breast, the planes took off again.Stubborn stars refused to fall . . . Philip Metres has written a number of books and chapbooks, most recently A Concordance of Leaves (Diode, 2013), abu ghraib arias (Flying Guillotine, 2011), To See the Earth (Cleveland State, 2008), and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront Since 1941 (University of Iowa, 2007). His work has appeared widely, including in Best American Poetry, and has garnered two NEA fellowships, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, four Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Anne Halley Prize, the Arab American Book Award, and the Cleveland Arts Prize. He teaches at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
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9781938584091
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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