Blackbird and Wolf

Blackbird and Wolf

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"I don't want words to sever me from reality."
"I don't want to need them. I want nothing"
"to reveal feeling but feeling--as in freedom, "
"or the knowledge of peace in a realm beyond, "
"or the sound of water poured in a bowl."
--from "Gravity and Center" In his sixth collection of poetry, Henri Cole deepens his excavations of autobiography and memory. "I don't want words to sever me from reality," he asserts, and these poems--often hovering within the realm of the sonnet--combine a delight in the senses with the rueful, the elegiac, the harrowing. Many confront the human need for love, the highest function of our species. But whether writing about solitude or the desire for unsanctioned love, animals or flowers, the dissolution of his mother's body or war, Cole maintains a style that is neither confessional nor abstract. And in "Blackbird and Wolf," he is always opposing disappointment and difficult truths with innocence and wonder.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374113797
0374113793
Branch Call Number: 811.54
Characteristics: 59 p. ; 22 cm.

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chava3 Sep 25, 2015

My hold has been in transit for over a week. When can I pick it up?

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