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The headless saints

Author: Myronn Hardy
Publisher: Kalamazoo, Mich. : New Issues/Western Michigan University, 2008.
Series: An Inland Sea poetry book; New Issues poetry & prose.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Myronn Hardy's The Headless Saints is a book comprised of lyrical epiphanies that embrace the everyday and the mythical, and there is no way to escape the full thrust of these marvelous poems. In his second collection, The Headless Saints, Myronn Hardy, winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, continues to develop and expand upon the aesthetic established in his first collection, Approaching the Center (New  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myronn Hardy
ISBN: 9781930974760 1930974760
OCLC Number: 192079376
Notes: "A Green Rose book"--Preliminary page.
Poems.
Awards: Winner of Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Poetry) 2009
Description: 85 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Dive --
Lobsters: Arkansas, July 1983 --
Premonition of June --
Hallelujah --
Lorca, 1930 --
The African Film Festival at Lincoln Center: Two Languages --
The Hunter --
Tea in Perugia: November 11-12,2001 --
Jesse Garon Presley's Advice --
Discovery --
Listening to See --
Fellini's Peacocks: The Fall --
On a Bench: My Life --
Calvino's Aesthetic --
Seven Dreams of Hands --
1. Good Friday --
2. The Congo: Leopold's Factory --
3. Laws of Marrakech --
4. The Recital --
5. Sarah's Farewell --
6. Tornado --
7. The Artist: What's Wrong? --
Snow Spectacle --
The Chaos of Slaughter --
Waiting before Water --
Salt --
Garnets for Dando --
Damsel Returns to Ithaca --
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, 1937.
Series Title: An Inland Sea poetry book; New Issues poetry & prose.
Responsibility: Myronn Hardy.

Abstract:

Myronn Hardy's The Headless Saints is a book comprised of lyrical epiphanies that embrace the everyday and the mythical, and there is no way to escape the full thrust of these marvelous poems. In his second collection, The Headless Saints, Myronn Hardy, winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, continues to develop and expand upon the aesthetic established in his first collection, Approaching the Center (New Issues 2001). His distinctive aesthetic is comprised of clarity and concreteness in image, attention to the harmony and dissonance of sound and wordplay, a focus on social issues, and the impressionistic hesitancy to directly interpret the content or subject of the poem. Swimming against an American poetic history that praises the long, bloated, self-righteous manifesto (think 'Song of Myself' or 'Howl'), Hardy crafts lyric, minimalistic poems that recall Dickinson in their clear-eyed, concrete natural imagism.

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