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Trickster : poems

Author: Randall Potts
Publisher: Iowa City : Univeristy of Iowa Press, ©2014.
Series: Kuhl House poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Trickster opens with a crank call to the reader: “How was I to know / You were thin, your garden / Was covered in smoke / That you sat in your house / Coughing?” Over the course of these beautiful and eerily accomplished poems, Potts's reader is taken on a journey that is at once time-scarred and resolutely contemporary, earthy and haunted, moving from estrangement to reconciliation. Amidst a deepening sense of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Potts
ISBN: 9781609382841 1609382846
OCLC Number: 878504587
Description: 82 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Kuhl House poets.
Responsibility: by Randall Potts.

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"Trickster opens with a crank call to the reader: “How was I to know / You were thin, your garden / Was covered in smoke / That you sat in your house / Coughing?” Over the course of these beautiful and eerily accomplished poems, Potts's reader is taken on a journey that is at once time-scarred and resolutely contemporary, earthy and haunted, moving from estrangement to reconciliation. Amidst a deepening sense of crisis, the Trickster of Potts’s imagination emerges as aggressor, prankster, victim, and healer, forging resilient music from the afflictions of the mind's “infested nest.” Trickster veers quickly from meditation and narrative to song, plunging the reader into a liminal world of dreams, archaic lyrics, and fables, populated with figures ranging from the Hawk and Worm, the Cat and Dove, to Cold and Death. It is a wilderness in which all things are alive: “a blade of grass / equal to the suffering / of a lifetime.” Yet it is also a place of menace, “where a fly with one wing, keeps / tipping over in the grass, where / the ants will have him.” Whether or not the Trickster reaches utopia, he reckons with the world that is achievable on earth and in words, “those dreams of woods / relayed to you.”" --Publisher description.

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"I admire the clarity, the urgency, the invention, the intelligence, and the commitment of Randall Potts s new book of poems. A terrific book. Gerald Stern" Potts writes poems charged with an intense Read more...

 
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