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With mouths open wide : new & selected poems

Author: John Caddy
Publisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Showcasing the spunk and the wisdom, the honey and the fire, the jab and the embrace of a master poet, this book is a landmark collection of more than three decades of writing. Including work from his previous five books as well as new poems drawn from his experience recovering from a stroke, the sum total of this expansive career carefully mediates the balance of outside and inside, sequentially rebuilding a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caddy, John.
With mouths open wide.
Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2008
(OCoLC)608553627
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Caddy
ISBN: 9781571314277 157131427X
OCLC Number: 181072694
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 329 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Caddy.
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"Showcasing the spunk and the wisdom, the honey and the fire, the jab and the embrace of a master poet, this book is a landmark collection of more than three decades of writing. Including work from his previous five books as well as new poems drawn from his experience recovering from a stroke, the sum total of this expansive career carefully mediates the balance of outside and inside, sequentially rebuilding a delicate web of cognition, identity, and perception. From the revulsion on a child's face as Gaddy's recovering body struggles to walk, to the gift of a night nurse revealing her tattoo, these poems defy consolation in their consideration of mortality."--Jacket.

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From my own seminal experiences in the Adirondack Mountains, I know how difficult it is to commit entirely to landscape and creature. John Caddy's poems in "Wave," the first section of "With Mouths Read more...

 
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