Goodbye Lyric: The Gigans & Lovely Gun

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Sheep Meadow Press
Publish Date
February 04, 2014
Pages
104
Dimensions
6.3 X 0.3 X 8.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781937679316
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About the Author

Ruth Ellan Kocher is associate chair of the English department and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Reviews

Ruth Ellen Kocher is one of the most versatile poets writing today. As readers of her fifth collection, Goodbye Lyric, will discover, Kocher has the rare ability to re-conceptualize line and form from book to book, while still maintaining her distinct voice and ever-present allegiance to duende. These gorgeous and delicately-balanced lyrics many of which are written in a form Kocher herself created, the gigan show us once again the breadth of Kocher s imagination, the capaciousness of her always-surprising language. Adrian Matejka author of The Big Smoke, Mixology, and The Devil s Garden"
If we are all sometimes lost, as these haunting poems recognize, the gift is that we are lost in this world, a world Kocher s compellin Beckian Fritz Goldberg"
This versatile poet blinks at nothing under the stars. Al Young"
I don t know that I ve read poems that do longing as beautifully, as bountifully and crushingly asGoodbye Lyric. At nearly every turn we are faced with a speaker who is sorrowfully ravenous for the world, for that which has changed or disappeared. I don t know exactly how to describe that longing in the context of Kocher s language, which is lush and precise and like a galaxy swirling in the mouth. It makes something happen in my body unlike almost anything I ve ever read. It makes me want to touch everything. Ross Gay"
"Ruth Ellen Kocher is one of the most versatile poets writing today. As readers of her fifth collection, Goodbye Lyric, will discover, Kocher has the rare ability to re-conceptualize line and form from book to book, while still maintaining her distinct voice and ever-present allegiance to duende. These gorgeous and delicately-balanced lyrics--many of which are written in a form Kocher herself created, the gigan--show us once again the breadth of Kocher's imagination, the capaciousness of her always-surprising language."--Adrian Matejka author of The Big Smoke, Mixology, and The Devil's Garden (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"I don't know that I've read poems that do longing as beautifully, as bountifully and crushingly as Goodbye Lyric. At nearly every turn we are faced with a speaker who is sorrowfully ravenous for the world, for that which has changed or disappeared. I don't know exactly how to describe that longing in the context of Kocher's language, which is lush and precise and like a galaxy swirling in the mouth. It makes something happen in my body unlike almost anything I've ever read. It makes me want to touch everything."--Ross Gay (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"If we are all sometimes lost, as these haunting poems recognize, the gift is that we are lost in this world, a world Kocher's compellin--Beckian Fritz Goldberg (1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"This versatile poet blinks at nothing under the stars."--Al Young (1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)