Taking A Different Tack Than John Keats In Ode To A Nightingale, Stephen Dobyns Joins Sixty Nine Poems In Common Carnage, His Ninth Book Of Poetry, In Order To Address The Conundrum How Hard To Love The World We Must Love The World The Spiritual Intermixed With The Bawdy, The Courageous With The Cowardly, The Kindly With The Cruel Common Carnage Rejects The Decorous And Decorative To Map The Complexity, The Common Carnage Of Our Lives As It Seeks To Understand Our Nature. There are some really great poetic moments in this collection Winter Nights, Li l Darlin , Lullaby and many good moments as well I have basically two major problems with this collection 1 It is really uneven Some pieces feel very strong and some feel very weak While there is a thread running through about Achilles, it feels a bit tacked on, honestly.2 The poems in this collection that are directly about the big questions of human life unfortunately come across sounding
I picked up this volume of poetry on a whim in a second hand bookshop in Whitby I ve no idea why apart from the fact that it looked unread and the cover was pretty I was very pleased that I did pick it up as it introduced me to an American poet of whom I had never heard, let alone read.Dobyns poetry combines both wit and pathos The volume begins with pre birth the souls of the unborn clustering around waiting for their bodies and takes us through to death and the unresolved question of ete I picked up this volume of poetry on a whim in a second hand bookshop in Whitby I ve no idea why apart from the fact that it looked unread and the cover was pretty I was very pleased that I did pick it up as it introduced me to an American poet of whom I had never heard, let alone read.Dobyns poetry combine
A current running through the text is the destiny shape worth effects of the soul Although I didn t much appreciate this particular question as a motif, the poems themselves were original and fresh with wise ironies Particularly, the s
a gift from my poet sister she was looking for guy poetry i shared it with friends, left it at my drawing table in studio everyone seemed to enjoy it. Stephen King recommended.
- 144 pages
- Common Carnage
- Stephen Dobyns
- 02 June 2017 Stephen Dobyns