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Cracks in the invisible : poems

Author: Stephen Kampa
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stephen Kampa's poems are witty and restless in their pursuit of an intelligent modern faith. They range from a four-line satire of office inspirational posters to a lengthy meditation on the silence of God. The poems also revel in the prosodic possibilities of English'shigh and low registers: a twenty-one line homage to Lord Byron that turns on three rhymes (one of which is "eisegesis"); a sestina whose end words  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kampa, Stephen, 1981-
Cracks in the invisible.
Athens : Ohio University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010054475
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Kampa
ISBN: 9780821443767 0821443763
OCLC Number: 732958816
Awards: Commended for Florida Book Award (Poetry) 2011
Commended for Florida Book Award (Poetry) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (107 pages)
Contents: Aperture; I. Sightings; Phenomena, Numina, Startling Sparrows; Theodicy; 12:13 PM ... 33° ... Low-Interest Finance Offers Available ... Happy Thanksgiving; Behold, I Come as a Thief; Oracle from the Throat of the Cornucopia; The Reclamation of Paradise; II. Sidewalk Chalk; After Grief; Twenty-First-Century Prothalamion; Temptation; Organic Decomposition; An Anatomy of Autonomy; Message on a Bottle; Not at the Grave of Dylan Thomas; Lines for an Inspirational Poster; III. Elegies and Valedictions; Upon First Viewing Ball of Fire; Soul; Upon Finishing Don Juan; Elegy for Paul deLay. Dracula in Spanish: Imitations of ImmortalityIV. Voices in My Head; The Therapist on Teleology; Being Undressed; Masterpiece Interrupted by Hobo, Park Bench, 1999; The Nickname; Reading Pilgrim's Progress While Waiting to Be Tested for STDs; V. Absence Makes the Heart; XOXOXO; Patience; Streetlight and Stars; Nocturne in the Key of Water; Domestic Operetta for One Voice; VI. A Little Wind and Smoke; Autobiography; Mirror Image; A Closer Walk with Thee; Notes.
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Includes poems that range from a four-line satire of office inspirational posters to a lengthy meditation on the silence of God.  Read more...

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"Kampa possesses a Byronic delight in and virtuosity with rhyme.... It's rather extraordinary that this is only his first book. It makes you joyful at his promise." - The Hopkins Review "You could Read more...

 
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