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Crossing State Lines: An American Renga is a poetic relay race across the continent: fifty-four poets responding to ideas of America — and to each other. This is a collaborative journey of impressions — from the election and inauguration of President Obama, through foreclosures, job losses, chords of country music, and bombs in Baghdad, to a poet-soldiers rifle-sight in Afghanistan.

The renga itself, in the ancient tradition of Japanese linked verse, provides the form of this historic conversation among the poets, as they meditate, within ten lines, on a moment in America. Crossing State Lines begins with Robert Pinsky's recounting of a line of poetry by Lincoln as fall deepens and "maples / kindle in the East," and ends some five hundred lines later, with Robert Hasss "greeny April" on the Pacific coast.

All proceeds from sales go to America: Now and Here.

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A collaborative poem about America, from fifty-four of our best poets.

Synopsis:

A collaborative poem about America, from fifty-four of our best poets

Crossing State Lines: An American Renga is a poetic relay race across the continent: fifty-four poets responding to ideas of America—and to each other. This is a collaborative journey of impressions—from the election and inauguration of President Obama, through foreclosures, job losses, chords of country music, and bombs in Baghdad, to a poet-soldiers rifle-sight in Afghanistan.

The renga itself, in the ancient tradition of Japanese linked verse, provides the form of this historic conversation among the poets, as they meditate, within ten lines, on a moment in America. Crossing State Lines begins with Robert Pinskys recounting of a line of poetry by Lincoln as fall deepens and “maples / kindle in the East,” and ends some five hundred lines later, with Robert Hasss “greeny April” on the Pacific coast.

All proceeds from sales go to America: Now and Here.

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The renga was overseen by Bob Holman and Carol Muske-Dukes, co-curators of the poetry stream of America: Now and Here, which is bringing art and artists to large and small communities across America.

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Judy Hante, April 20, 2011 (view all comments by Judy Hante)
This is an amazing book of poetry. I'm not usually a reader of poetry, but occasionally something really hits home. This book is done in renga form, so each poet wrote a short one page poem that was than continued on the next page by a different poet. There are fifty four such poems in the book, all based around America. From these talented poets, all of our loves and hates, likes and dislikes, wishes and dreams about our country come out with such eloquence. The poetry is lovely, sad, hopeful, disappointed, scary, and all together a great representation of our country. It's really quite an achievement. I'd love to see more work like this.
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ISBN:
9780374532741
Author:
Bob Holman and Carol Muske-Dukes
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Editor:
Holman, Bob
Editor:
Muske-Dukes, Carol
Author:
Muske-Dukes, Carol
Author:
Holman, Bob
Author:
Muske-Dukes, Carol
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
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Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
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8.25 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , A collaborative poem about America, from fifty-four of our best poets.
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A collaborative poem about America, from fifty-four of our best poets

Crossing State Lines: An American Renga is a poetic relay race across the continent: fifty-four poets responding to ideas of America—and to each other. This is a collaborative journey of impressions—from the election and inauguration of President Obama, through foreclosures, job losses, chords of country music, and bombs in Baghdad, to a poet-soldiers rifle-sight in Afghanistan.

The renga itself, in the ancient tradition of Japanese linked verse, provides the form of this historic conversation among the poets, as they meditate, within ten lines, on a moment in America. Crossing State Lines begins with Robert Pinskys recounting of a line of poetry by Lincoln as fall deepens and “maples / kindle in the East,” and ends some five hundred lines later, with Robert Hasss “greeny April” on the Pacific coast.

All proceeds from sales go to America: Now and Here.

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