Intrusive Beauty: Poems

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Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Ohio University Press
Publish Date
Pages
90
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.4 X 8.3 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780821423769
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About the Author

Joseph J. Capista teaches at Towson University. A recipient of awards from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, he holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and lives with his family in Baltimore.

Reviews

"Both wry and ardent, Intrusive Beauty is an immensely accomplished book. Readers have all the pleasures of great poetry here--nuanced syntax, a musician's harmonious ear, and a remarkably deft and varied handling of form.... Nothing is precious here--even the poems about fatherhood and nature, those baited traps, are leapt over by Capista's nimble speaker."--Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi
"Capista's choice to write about unglamorous aspects of his life is consistently surprising and offers multiple opportunities for readers to connect with his poems' narratives and the philosophical predicaments he uses those narratives to explore...[t]he book is powerful in the humility it strikes as it bears witness to the often underwhelming and still splendid life of an artist. I see myself everywhere in its breath."--Iron Horse Review
"Capista doesn't shy away from the joys of rollicking through language's innate richness of sound and meter. In his debut collection ... little gems of insight and deep reflection [sparkle] throughout. [Capista] has the ability to see beauty in all places, and through his keen observations, he allows us to see this beauty, too."--Baltimore Magazine
"Capista has his hand on all aspects of this art. His craft is impeccable, often witty, and always refreshing...[t]he poet expresses essential goodness in daily acts, and takes on this art to prove it to us. This is a reward for the writer and the reader."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"Contemporary poetry rarely has a melodic cadence, as rhythmic poetry is somehow considered unsophisticated. But Joseph J. Capista doesn't shy away from the joys of rollicking through language's innate richness of sound, as he weaves narratives about Baltimore, life as a husband and father, and the elegance of the natural world. The Towson University professor has the ability to see beauty in all places, and through his observations, he allows us to see it, too."--Baltimore Magazine