Under the Pergola: Poems

Under the Pergola Poems Always spirited and elegant by turns witty and meditative Catharine Savage Brosman s Under the Pergola contemplates Louisiana past and present before traveling a broader path that crosses Colorado

  • Title: Under the Pergola: Poems
  • Author: Catharine Savage Brosman
  • ISBN: 9780807138809
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Always spirited and elegant, by turns witty and meditative, Catharine Savage Brosman s Under the Pergola contemplates Louisiana, past and present, before traveling a broader path that crosses Colorado landscapes and the island of Sicily.In her eighth collection of poems, Brosman evokes the Pelican State s trees, birds, rivers, swamps, bayous, New Orleans scenes, historic hAlways spirited and elegant, by turns witty and meditative, Catharine Savage Brosman s Under the Pergola contemplates Louisiana, past and present, before traveling a broader path that crosses Colorado landscapes and the island of Sicily.In her eighth collection of poems, Brosman evokes the Pelican State s trees, birds, rivers, swamps, bayous, New Orleans scenes, historic houses, and colorful characters She also recounts, in free verse, formal verse, and one prose poem, the misdeeds of Katrina as she and others experienced them.Other poems range widely, from reflections on writers Samuel Johnson, Paul Claudel, Andre Malraux, and James Dickey to quiet meditations on the American West, Odysseus, fruits and vegetables, and the recent light years of the poet s life which she characterizes as silken slipping smoothly off like a gown.

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