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Creatures of a Day: Poems
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Louisiana State Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 2008
Pages 79
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807133170
ISBN-10 0807133175
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $45.00
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In Creatures of a Day, Reginald Gibbons presents intense encounters with everyday people amidst the historical and social contexts of everyday life. His poems are meditations on memory, obligation, love, death, celebration, and sorrow. Some of them show how the making of poetry itself seems inextricably enmeshed with personal encounter and with history. This new collection includes five odes woven from interactions with others, thirteen shorter poems, and "Fern-Texts," a kind of biographical and autobiographical essay in syllabic verse on the parallel decades of the English 1790s and the American 1960s. Using quotations from the notebooks of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Fern-Texts" interweaves the dilemmas of love, ethics, and political engagement in Coleridge's life when he was in his twenties and in the poet's own life when, at the same age, he lived in California.

Ranging from poems of witness to paradoxical speculations, from the personal intimacy of love and death to the broad scope of historical turmoil, Creatures of a Day is an unusual, powerful collection.

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