Far Side of the Earth: Poems


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Widely considered one of the finest poets of his generation, Tom Sleigh brings to his new collection his trademark intensity and craftsmanship. In these poems, small things reveal large metaphysical and historical correspondences. In "Newsreel," for instance, the entire Cold War era comes to a drive-in movie theater, as Marilyn Monroe's screen image gives way to a tale of sci-fi Armageddon. In the elegiac "New York American Spell, 2001," Sleigh combines ancient spells with reportage of terrorism. Sleigh's overarching theme ...

Far Side of the Earth: Poems 2003, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618302420