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To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems

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Staff Pick

With a Top 5 list of poetry books like this one, the expectation may be a bow to the romantic and lyric nature of verse. Do not be fooled! Graham Foust, one of my favorite contemporary poets, has written a coming-of-age of aging, all composed in a gorgeous and clever language game. He reminds me of James Salter or Saul Bellow, but stripped down to the very core. If my apartment were on fire, I'd be sure to grab this book.
Recommended by Drew S., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Poetry. "Graham Foust has written a gorgeously subversive field guide to the inner life, the poet's life — an anthem, if you will, to a borderless country, unbound from assumption. Brace yourself for the shock of recognition." —Dawn Raffel

On A Mouth in California: "Since so much of Foust's work is a declaration of what he likes, embraces, and wants to incorporate into his corpus — that is, his body — these poems instruct the reader to become what you like so you can like what you are. And they mark Foust as one of the best erotic poets writing now." —Ange Mlinko in The Nation

About the Author

Graham Foust was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is the author of five books of poetry, including To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems (Flood Editions, 2013), A Mouth in California (Flood Editions, 2009), and Necessary Stranger (Flood Editions, 2007). With Samuel Frederick, he is also the translator of Ernst Meister's In Time's Rift (Wave Books, 2012). He teaches in the English department at University of Denver.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780983889359
Author:
Foust, Graham
Publisher:
Flood Editions
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130415
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
128

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With a Top 5 list of poetry books like this one, the expectation may be a bow to the romantic and lyric nature of verse. Do not be fooled! Graham Foust, one of my favorite contemporary poets, has written a coming-of-age of aging, all composed in a gorgeous and clever language game. He reminds me of James Salter or Saul Bellow, but stripped down to the very core. If my apartment were on fire, I'd be sure to grab this book.

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