New PDF release: The One-Strand River: Poems, 1994-2007

By Richard Kenney

ISBN-10: 0307267636

ISBN-13: 9780307267634

Fourteen years after his final booklet of poems, we've got an excellent new quantity from Richard Kenney, who has been hailed through The ny evaluation of Books as “one of the main talented and multifaceted and unique of yankee poets.”

In The One-Strand River, Kenney has stories to tell—of loves, births, and confounding politics—in vigorous, quicksilver language that surprises at each flip. We meet the poet as a middle-aged husband jogging the puppy, confiding, “Churlish / concepts bedevil me, usually. Sunshine; women / part my age; the long run; unseen perishing / armies.” He swings among surreal sunrise vistas and the unsettling sight of seventh-grade ladies circling his teenage son; among the excitement of a brand new Year’s occasion “with Nipperkin” and—striking a be aware that's infrequent in modern poetry—satirical assault, with a watch at the information of the day. A grasp of many tones, Kenney remembers a nursery rhyme within the identify poem—“Gray goose and gander/ How lengthy have we together?”—and ponders the “one-strand river” that's the sea, with its one encircling shore and its tidal pull on either the panorama and the human heart.

Kenney isn't a confessional poet, but we meet a robust brain here—that of a guy who's consistently responding to provocations noticeable and unseen, taking excitement within the probabilities of phrases themselves, tossing them up into the day-by-day typhoon of our vexations and our perilous happiness.

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