The Living Dead Man Poems

eBook - 2013
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Marvin Bell is one of America's great poets, and his legacy includes the invention of a startling poetic form called the "Dead Man" poems. The Dead Man is alive and dead at once: not a persona, but an overarching consciousness, embedded in poetics and philosophy. Vertigo is the latest from the Dead Man--a brilliant, enigmatic, wise, and wild book. The dead man stands still, waiting for the boomerang to--you know. He hears the words of philosophers ricochet among chasms and disappear in the far away. His scent goes forth, his old skin, hair and nails, and he spits, too. He leans forward to look backward, and the ancient world reappears. It is the beginning, when mountains, canyons and seas were new, before the moon had eyes, before paper, before belief. Anything he says now are souvenirs of the future.
Publisher: [United States] : Copper Canyon Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781619320017
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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