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This smart, lyrical collection explores the dangers of a world so complex that no single consciousness may grasp it—however much the attempt must be made. Following historical and imagined figures as they encounter specific moments or objects (such as Thomas Hariot in the Ameri-can Wilderness of the late 16th century), the poems attempt to record the unraveling of the safe and singular into a multiplicity of unknowns. Impelled by metaphor and lilting repetition, North True South Bright seeks a sense of the world, and ultimately, a sense of the Infinite.

Hariot’s Round

I know, to entice, to convince, I must sing

Your ear inside stone, must sing

Gold bitten and true, the corn kernel, one seed,

I must plant one gold seed in your mouth with my lips.

Raleigh says: the Queen known my name. The Crown

Of a woodpecker is ruby, but shy.

Inhabitants adorn themselves with feathers, and feathers

Bright on arrow ends. Bow—before a Queen. Bend closed my book.

The page is deaf that turns back to look at what it found.

"In North True South Bright, Dan Beachy-Quick proves the compass of his eye to be perfectly exact, precisely true. These poems are finely made contemporaries of sunlight. And, like sunlight, their history is Now."—Donald Revell

Synopsis:

This lyric debut collection is grounded in history and nature.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Grounded in history and nature, this smart, lyrical first collection explores the dangers of a world so complex that no single consciousness may grasp it--however much the attempt must be made. Following historical and imagined figures as they encounter specific moments or objects (such as Thomas Hariot in the American Wilderness of the late 16th century), the poems attempt to record the unraveling of the safe and singular into a multiplicity of unknowns. Impelled by metaphor and lilting repetition, NORTH TRUE SOUTH BRIGHT seeks a sense of the world, and ultimately, a sense of the Infinite.

About the Author

Dan Beachy-Quick grew up in Denver, CO and Ithaca, NY. He received his MFA at the University of Iowa, and currently teaches in the Writing Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His poems have appeared, among other places, in American Letters &Commentary, The Colorado Review, The Denver Quarterly, LIT, The Paris Review, and Volt.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781882295388
Author:
Beachy Quick, Dan
Publisher:
Alice James Books
Author:
Beachy-Quick, Dan
Author:
Quick, Dan Beachy
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Grounded in history and nature, this smart, lyrical first collection explores the dangers of a world so complex that no single consciousness may grasp it--however much the attempt must be made. Following historical and imagined figures as they encounter specific moments or objects (such as Thomas Hariot in the American Wilderness of the late 16th century), the poems attempt to record the unraveling of the safe and singular into a multiplicity of unknowns. Impelled by metaphor and lilting repetition, NORTH TRUE SOUTH BRIGHT seeks a sense of the world, and ultimately, a sense of the Infinite.
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