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The world pushes back : poems

Author: Garret Keizer
Publisher: Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The World Pushes Back, Garret Keizer's first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible. They have appeared in a number of venues, including Agni, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, The Hudson Review, Image, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Southwest Review, and The Texas Review, among others.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keizer, Garret.
World pushes back.
Huntsville, Texas : Texas Review Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019004879
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garret Keizer
ISBN: 9781680031843 1680031848
OCLC Number: 1084642989
Awards: 2018 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize winner
Description: ix, 88 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Traveling light --
When the snake became a man --
The stars are near --
Morning --
Hell and love --
Simple machines --
Firehouse --
Two trees --
Leafleting with Father Castle --
Divine comedy --
Beatrice --
The neighbors --
Wind trumps the world --
When you're gone --
Dublin --
The details --
Oldsmobile --
Marx's family --
Cooking in reverse --
Unloved --
Dream round --
Couples who smoke --
Rahula --
Old hippies --
For a friend about to give notice --
Three days in Savannah --
Now and then --
Short adventure --
My daughter's singing --
First crush --
The goose --
"My first escape" --
Weeping willow blues --
The world pushes back --
New laces --
Making love to Medusa --
1917 --
Strait is the way --
Before falling asleep --
Our parents' stamina --
Pink carnations --
For Sarah, on her way to rock point --
Wolf hall --
For those who talk of growth --
First African --
North Easter --
Bartleby --
A song for Eleanor --
Waiting --
Confession --
Clearing the air --
Like church --
A flash of lithe white arms --
The Carlyles get a second chance --
The pearl --
Probably not this one --
Cousin Rick --
All I know --
The last man who knew everything.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: by Garret Keizer.

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Garret Keizer's first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. The poems are mostly lyrical, often personal, and always accessible.  Read more...

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George Santayana wrote, `Spirit chills the flesh and is itself on fire.' If I understand that properly, it could be a way of summing up Garret Keizer's aesthetic in his marvelous The World Pushes Read more...

 
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