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The optimist : poems

Author: Joshua Mehigan
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Joshua Mehigan's award-winning poetry, one encounters a lucid, resolute vision driven by an amazing facility with the metrical line.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mehigan, Joshua, 1969-
Optimist.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)608212926
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Mehigan
ISBN: 0821416111 9780821416112 082141612X 9780821416129
OCLC Number: 56058021
Awards: Winner of Top 10 University Press Book Choice.
Winner of Hollis Summers Poetry Prize 2004
Short-listed for Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2004
Description: 61 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Promenade --
Two new fish --
A questionable mother --
The house swap --
The umbrella man --
The spectacle --
An ideal passion --
A bird at the leather mill --
In the home of my sitter --
Deja vu --
Past bedtime --
The tyrant --
After last call --
Riddle --
Imperative of the minor Florentine chapel --
Another Pygmalion --
The swan song --
The murder --
Progress --
Post partum --
War dims hopes for peace --
"If ye find my beloved ..." --
The optimist --
Confusing weather --
A changed familiar tree --
Our ancient sire --
A cellar in Pankow --
The birthday gift --
A contract --
The abject bed --
Last moments of Simeon Stylites --
The festival --
Runaway daughter --
Introduction to poetry --
The story of the week --
Last chance at reconciliation --
After a nightmare --
The suicide --
A broken home --
Schism by twilight --
Family gathering --
Buzzards --
Alexandra --
A lot of noise --
Dystopian --
Retirement --
The pig roast --
The mayor --
Rabbit's foot --
Merrily.
Responsibility: Joshua Mehigan.
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"Something of the energy, the savagery and emotional fierceness of Robert Lowell's early poems are to be found in this impressive book by Joshua Mehigan. These poems are often wound tight as spring, Read more...

 
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