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War bird

Author: David Gewanter
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Series: Phoenix poets.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his third book of poems, David Gewanter takes on wartime America, showing our personal costs and inextricable complicities. The constructs of our social lives, the conventions of our political values, the ambitions of our private fantasies--all these collide comically and tragically. Here, the far right marries the far left, and the sacred is undone by the profane. Gewanter's ironic vision pulls together details  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gewanter, David.
War bird.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008049199
(OCoLC)271812445
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Gewanter
ISBN: 9780226289793 0226289796 1282426478 9781282426474
OCLC Number: 489126455
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 73 pages).
Contents: The old parables --
Day book --
In again out again --
Body text --
Hamlet of Merano: the lotus eaters --
Break-up café --
Baudelaire's day book --
Desaparecidos --
The giants' causeway --
Book of the blurbers --
Three at 4:43 --
1972: the battery --
American incognito --
Jacopone pietà: justice --
American incognito --
Pediment --
Michaelangelo: three poems in black --
Mistress Umlaut --
Möbius --
Surrey: walled garden --
Against the grain --
Cook at Maui --
War bird --
War bird: a journal.
Series Title: Phoenix poets.
Responsibility: David Gewanter.

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In his third book of poems, David Gewanter takes on wartime America, showing our personal costs and inextricable complicities. The constructs of our social lives, the conventions of our political values, the ambitions of our private fantasies--all these collide comically and tragically. Here, the far right marries the far left, and the sacred is undone by the profane. Gewanter's ironic vision pulls together details from science, history, philosophy, the disappearing dailies, and the emotional life of an engaged and singular mind into poems on the move with tense rhythms, rich correspondences, a.

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