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English and Chinese Dictionary; With the Punti and Mandarin Pronunciation
Tom Blood is the winner of the 2007 Oregon Book Award for poetry for his first book, the sky position.
Synopses & Reviews
Marriage Publishing House's premier release is this book of poetry from our in house poet Tom Blood.
"Clearly, if ever there was a magic casement, it is Blood's. Here, perception becomes a beautiful act of absolute sympathy and attention a continuous evidence of perfect compassion. Never once does Blood diminish or deform his subjects. Rather, he puts his syntax and his self entirely at the service of their well-beloved motion. These are poems for the world, in all its wildness, in all its nearness." Donald Revell
"The most provocative and surreal poetry that I have ever heard. These poems are powerful in that they assume no authority, they assume no power over life, they are simply Tom's way of saying, 'I am watching, and watching closely.' This is true poetry." Michael Franklin
"Blood's poetry is extremely abstract and at one point illustrates an eternal line of hippies marching over the bodies of poets." Eutaline Schmittel
"Tom Blood's The Sky Position, a loose and rambling piece, is the delightful rumination of an enchanted wanderer." art-dish.com
71 poems in limited paperback first edition with errata slip.
About the Author
Born in Iowa, Blood has read at open mikes across America for 15 years. Having toured the country as a poet, his staged performance is seasoned and erudite. Currently 33, uneducated and happy, Tom enjoys listening to the sounds enveloping his apartment and walking in the Portland rains.
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