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The Lords of Misrule: Poems 1992-2001 (Johns Hopkins, Poetry and Fiction)

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This work, X.J. Kennedy's seventh volume of poetry, exhibits his characteristic blend of wit, intellectual curiosity and formal mastery. The 60 poems collected here explore a wide range of subjects: a scathing curse on a sneak-thief; a wry ballad of Henry James and his not-quite lover Constance Fenimore Woolson; an elegy for Allen Ginsberg; incisive views of contemporary Egypt; a serio-comic meditation on the relic of St. Teresa of Avila which Spain's General Franco kept at his bedside; and a response to the events of September 11. Like the controlled frenzy of mediaeval Christmas festivities presided over by the appointed Lords of Misrule, Kennedy's poems possess a chaotic humour and frenetic energy held within tight metrical bounds.

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The Lords of Misrule, X. J. Kennedy's seventh volume of poetry, exhibits his characteristic blend of wit, intellectual curiosity, and formal mastery. The sixty poems collected here explore a wide range of subjects: a scathing curse on a sneak-thief, a wry ballad of Henry James and his not-quite lover Constance Fenimore Woolson, an elegy for Allen Ginsberg, incisive views of contemporary Egypt, a serio-comic meditation on the relic of St. Teresa of Avila which Spain's General Franco kept at his bedside, and a response to the events of September 11. Like the controlled frenzy of medieval Christmas festivities presided over by the appointed Lords of Misrule, Kennedy's poems possess a chaotic humor and frenetic energy held within tight metrical bounds. In his latest collection, Kennedy confirms his reputation as one of America's most accomplished and engaging poets.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801871689
Subtitle:
Poems 1992-2001 (Johns Hopkins, Poetry and Fiction)
Author:
Kennedy, X. J.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series:
Johns Hopkins, Poetry and Fiction
Series Volume:
70-0079
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.52x6.08x.36 in. .36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Lords of Misrule, X. J. Kennedy's seventh volume of poetry, exhibits his characteristic blend of wit, intellectual curiosity, and formal mastery. The sixty poems collected here explore a wide range of subjects: a scathing curse on a sneak-thief, a wry ballad of Henry James and his not-quite lover Constance Fenimore Woolson, an elegy for Allen Ginsberg, incisive views of contemporary Egypt, a serio-comic meditation on the relic of St. Teresa of Avila which Spain's General Franco kept at his bedside, and a response to the events of September 11. Like the controlled frenzy of medieval Christmas festivities presided over by the appointed Lords of Misrule, Kennedy's poems possess a chaotic humor and frenetic energy held within tight metrical bounds. In his latest collection, Kennedy confirms his reputation as one of America's most accomplished and engaging poets.
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