New Poets, Short Books, Volume V

New Poets Short Books Volume V The poets in this volume like those in the first four volumes deserve to be better known but public promotion of the poets was never my primary aim That would be a bonus but only a bonus Rather I

  • Title: New Poets, Short Books, Volume V
  • Author: Valentine Freeman Robert Peake Jensea Storie Marvin Bell
  • ISBN: 9780984451081
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • The poets in this volume, like those in the first four volumes, deserve to be better known, but public promotion of the poets was never my primary aim That would be a bonus, but only a bonus Rather, I hoped the chance to put together a short book for print would reconfirm for each poet the personal, even intimate, value of the imagination in general and of poetry in par The poets in this volume, like those in the first four volumes, deserve to be better known, but public promotion of the poets was never my primary aim That would be a bonus, but only a bonus Rather, I hoped the chance to put together a short book for print would reconfirm for each poet the personal, even intimate, value of the imagination in general and of poetry in particular Their own imaginations, and their own poetry Marvin BellIncluded in this collection are What s Truly Is Feral by Valentine Freeman, Human Shade by Robert Peake, and On the Murder of Juan de la Cruz by Jensea Storie.

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    1. I read this book when it first came in the mail, and ever since, I keep returning to it. I am especially taken by the section "Human Shade" by Robert Peake. The poems in "Human Shade" strike on a breath-taking tension between harsh and delicate images. The effect is quite devastating and beautiful. It's quite easy to get so wrapped up in Robert's poems that they evoke physical sensations: teary eyes, shortened breaths. Sometimes, even, a gasp, like the metaphor about pulling the trigger of a gun [...]

    2. This small but meaty book has contents as quirky and colorful as its cover, and also many unanticipated moments of truly affecting pathos. I loved its variety too- each poet memorably conveying the individuality of their inner life, and its reflection in the outer world, in ways that alter the shape of the lens I look through.

    3. Robert, I opened your book with the intention of reading a poem or two, but was drawn in. I can't decide which poems I liked most-pigtails flailing, private parts, my long awaited father rowing my boat, sweet James singing, or your conversation with the cat. Thank you for sharing yourself so profoundly with us.

    4. Book Review by Hugh Fox from Small Press ReviewThree fascinating little volumes in one here. Valentine Freeman is succinctly and powerfully super-realistic but at the same time poetically on track about our dissolving in Big Time. Very effective: "You know: you're in a field like a plant, / not totally unlike an animal: / the fine, refracting comb of light" ("Circumference," p. 10). A strong sense of family, friends, herself.ht in the flux of time. And oddly enough, Robert Peake's work is much t [...]

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