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Working in the narrative tradition of Robinson, Frost, and Jeffers, Robert McDowell is a leading figure in the expansive poetry movement. His narrative poems deliver the depth and complexity of a novel with a cinematic swiftness. They are accessible, graceful, spiritual without pretension, inhabited by characters tethered to the world.

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"Following a trajectory from apocalypse to redemption, Story Line press founder Robert McDowell's third collection invites readers to go 'into the writing where anything/ Can happen.'...McDowell appeals to grace in part as a response to violence, as in his depiction of working in a slaughterhouse...or in three blank-verse monologues that witness, among other things, violence against women." Publisher's Weekly

Review:

"His new poems constitute quite an advance beyond The Diviners (1995), his previous book of poetry, a long narrative, engaging but sketchy in characterization and rather bleached in description. These are more vivid, meatier poems....Very impressive." Ray Olson, Booklist

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ISBN:
9780822957836
Author:
McDowell, Robert
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Author:
McDowell, Robert
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Narrative poetry, American.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Series Volume:
01-2227S
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
89
Dimensions:
8.52x5.13x.32 in. .27 lbs.

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Product details 89 pages University of Pittsburgh Press - English 9780822957836 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Following a trajectory from apocalypse to redemption, Story Line press founder Robert McDowell's third collection invites readers to go 'into the writing where anything/ Can happen.'...McDowell appeals to grace in part as a response to violence, as in his depiction of working in a slaughterhouse...or in three blank-verse monologues that witness, among other things, violence against women."
"Review" by , "His new poems constitute quite an advance beyond The Diviners (1995), his previous book of poetry, a long narrative, engaging but sketchy in characterization and rather bleached in description. These are more vivid, meatier poems....Very impressive."
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