Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0896035085. Slight wear; DJ slight wear. Crisp hardcover.; SIGNED by author on title page! "David Cope's fifth book, Silences for Love, is "framed in elegies, prophet Martin King to old friend Allen Ginsberg, opening with lights, fading and flaring over Lake Superior, closing with one leaf in the hidden meadow. Here are the weary traveler & one eyed boy, Gettysburg sundown, sighs over Sarajevo & massacre at the Patriot's tomb, snowstorm canoe trip ending with a brother beneath Northern Lights--deaths and weddings, reunions in companion love, Oklahoma City trail of tears, asking blessing to learn healing. Here too are long silence & welcome home: in aging harlequin & his gypsy, in the runes of Two Hearted River, in dreams & visions going & coming, memory of a lost friend trapped on corpse detail, rush hour traffic jam, old bridge & hidden meadow, snowstorm near-death car crash, old friend fired hence with a last call for love, free clothes, & the newly unfurling leaf". As in the medieval and renaissance understanding of poetry, Silences for Love refutes ecce homo at millennium's end, offering "pleasure in presented skillful technique, attention to minute particulars & variable foot, " thus continuing to extend the demotic traditions of American poetry established by Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and Charles Reznikoff, among others."; Vox Humana; 119 pages; Signed by Author.
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