The Anchorage: Poems

Mark Wunderlich (Author)
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Description

In this debut collection, Mark Wunderlich creates a central metaphor of the body as anchor for the soul--but it is a body in peril, one set in motion through the landscape of desire. In poems located in New York's summer streets, in the barren snowfields of Wisconsin, and along stretches of Cape Cod's open shoreline, the lover speaks to the beloved in the form of lyrical missives, arguments, and intimate monologues. The poems converse with each other; images repeat and echo in an effect that is strange and beautiful. Uniting the collection is an original and consistent voice--one that has found a hard won stance against the haphazard and negotiates with what is needful and sufficient. The Anchorage is a collection of love poems for the end of the millennium and takes as its subjects the dichotomies of love and illness, the urban and the rural, homosexual desire and familial tension. Wunderlich faces the complexities of contemporary life through poems that are both tender and striving and that leave the reader with an image of the body as a door through which one can transcend the suffering of the world.

Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
University of Massachusetts Press
Publish Date
May 13, 1999
Pages
72
Dimensions
6.34 X 0.57 X 9.37 inches | 0.46 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781558492004
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About the Author

Mark Wunderlich is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Winner of the 1997 Writers at Work Poetry Fellowship, he is also the recipient of a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.