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The world that Donald Revell ponders in these poems replete with contrarieties. The same verbal playfulness and prophetic lyricism that made Revell a 1992 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry and a winner of National Poetry Series, Pushcart, and PEN Center USA West awards are in full force in Beautiful Shirt. Here he traverses the rocky terrain of innocence, memory, disillusion, and salvation in a voice at once haunted and elliptical: This is the world as I have known it./ It has a soft outline and is easily victimized.

Juxtaposed within a trio of long, introspective poems are shorter lyrics that push the limits of poetic syntaxes and dictions. In all, Beautiful Shirt searches for the true nature of the self through language unfettered by narrative constraints and conventional conceptual identities.

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The world that Donald Revell ponders in these poems is replete with contrarieties. In all, Beautiful Shirt searches for the true nature of the self through language unfettered by narrative constraints and conventional conceptual identities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819512192
Author:
Revell, Donald
Publisher:
Wesleyan
Location:
Hanover, NH :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Series Volume:
map MF-1354-H
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
67
Dimensions:
8.48x5.53x.26 in. .21 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The world that Donald Revell ponders in these poems is replete with contrarieties. In all, Beautiful Shirt searches for the true nature of the self through language unfettered by narrative constraints and conventional conceptual identities.
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