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Publisher Comments:

Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Reviewand The New Yorkerand a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines--

from 'The Hush of the Very Good'

You can tell by how he lists

to let her

kiss him, that the getting, as he gets

it,

is good.

It"s good in the sweetly salty,

deeply thirsty way that a sea-fogged

rain is good after a summer-long

bout

of inland drought.

Synopsis:

"Todd Boss is going to be a poetry all-star....He can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon."--Sherman Alexie

Synopsis:

Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Reviewand The New Yorkerand a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines.

Synopsis:

Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Review and The New Yorker and a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines.

About the Author

Todd Boss, director of external affairs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book Yellowrocket won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Poetry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393067682
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Author:
Boss, Todd
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.8 x 0.6 in 0.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "Todd Boss is going to be a poetry all-star....He can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon."--Sherman Alexie
"Synopsis" by , Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Reviewand The New Yorkerand a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines.
"Synopsis" by , Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Review and The New Yorker and a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines.
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