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Fata Morgana mingles personal experience, history, mythology, politics, and natural science to explore the relationships of conception and perception, the self finding its way through a physical and social world not of its own making, but changing the world by its presence.

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"In his intense and mournful fifth collection, Shepherd (Some Are Drowning) mixes myth, TV, street lingo and fidelity to the poetic tradition to create poems that elegize a world which, as in the phenomenon after which the book is titled, is distorted and bent out of shape. Opening with a series of stunning, possibly autobiographical revisions of the Orpheus/Persephone myth ('One death/ or another every day, Tanqueray bottles/ halo the bed and she won't wake up/ all weekend'), Shepherd continues through cautionary tales for an era when almost everything seems unsafe ('I left my love of me behind/ to fester in the slough of cast-off self/ -regard, with other toxic wastes, condoms/ I forgot') and redressed literature for a darkened age ('Ophelia/ sings flowers in hell to all the goodnight/ ladies'). A 9/11 poem confesses to the obsession TV engenders: 'I have watched twin towers fall/ a dozen times.' Shepherd's rigid stanzas and ear for music in a minor key spread this bad news beautifully." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Fata Morgana mingles personal experience, history, mythology, politics, and natural science to explore the relationships of conception and perception, the self finding its way through a physical and social world not of its own making, but changing the world by its presence.

About the Author

Reginald Shepherd is the author of four books of poetry: Otherhood, a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Wrong; Angel, Interrupted; and Some Are Drowning, winner of the Associated Writing Programs' Award. He is the editor of The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries . He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Illinois Arts Council, and the Florida Arts Council, among other awards.

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ISBN:
9780822959519
Author:
Shepherd
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Author:
Shepherd, Reginald
Subject:
General
Subject:
Single Author / General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his intense and mournful fifth collection, Shepherd (Some Are Drowning) mixes myth, TV, street lingo and fidelity to the poetic tradition to create poems that elegize a world which, as in the phenomenon after which the book is titled, is distorted and bent out of shape. Opening with a series of stunning, possibly autobiographical revisions of the Orpheus/Persephone myth ('One death/ or another every day, Tanqueray bottles/ halo the bed and she won't wake up/ all weekend'), Shepherd continues through cautionary tales for an era when almost everything seems unsafe ('I left my love of me behind/ to fester in the slough of cast-off self/ -regard, with other toxic wastes, condoms/ I forgot') and redressed literature for a darkened age ('Ophelia/ sings flowers in hell to all the goodnight/ ladies'). A 9/11 poem confesses to the obsession TV engenders: 'I have watched twin towers fall/ a dozen times.' Shepherd's rigid stanzas and ear for music in a minor key spread this bad news beautifully." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

Fata Morgana mingles personal experience, history, mythology, politics, and natural science to explore the relationships of conception and perception, the self finding its way through a physical and social world not of its own making, but changing the world by its presence.

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