Remembering Thunder

Remembering Thunder

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Andrew Glaze's previous book, Someone Will Go On Owing: Selected Poems, 1966-1992, won the inaugural SEBA Book of the Year Award for poetry in 1998. He brings us now a collection of new work that deserves attention and a wide audience. He is an unusual poet for these times, thoroughly modern yet rooted in the tradition of the American bard. Peter Schjeldahl in The New York Times called Glaze's poetry "wonderful company. I would like to just quote and quote." And critic William Doreski puzzles that perhaps Glaze's work "demands such honesty from the reader that despite [50] years of publishing some of the most exciting poetry of our time, Glaze remains relatively unknown." Publisher's Weekly has said of him, "Balance, born of conciliated tension and contradiction, characterizes Glaze's work . . . without conceit or embarrassment, he purposefully inhabits the role of poet as bard and minor prophet."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 141.7 x 229.1 x 12.4mm | 249.48g
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • 1588380777
  • 9781588380777

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"In his finest work to date, Andrew Glaze unbolts our all too human eyes and makes us see the things we may have overlooked in turning life's unexpected corners. He celebrates "how vast it all is"--the world and "being," faces its wildness, and affirms survival--the giving and receiving of fire." --Sue Brannan Walker
"Glaze's boldest work to date, Remembering Thunder looks at death--"the dubious footbridge to who knows where"--with a combination of skepticism and disdain. His language is full of surprises, as is his devil-may-care imagery. His original and unsettling voice makes these poems a real triumph." --Maxine Kumin
"In his poem "Horace," one of the best of this fine collection, Andrew Glaze notes that Emily Dickinson "testif[ied] to the glory in the soul." What better praise for a poet than to give him back his praise for another? Readers of Remembering Thunder will find that these poems also "testify to the glory in the soul."" --Mark Jarman, Vanderbilt University
"A new book of poems by Andrew Glaze, such as his latest, Remembering Thunder, is a literary occasion worth celebrating, as his poems, always so refreshingly original, one after the other, are like no others. Not for Glaze the convoluted wordiness or parochial posings of the academics; for years Glaze has gone his own wonderful way, personal but accessible, creating with richly imaginative and quirky images a fanciful but oddly recognizable world that invites the reader in for good." --Martin Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief, Rattapallax
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