Under-Worldly : Poetry by Kristie Betts Letter

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Beginning with a canary and ending with a warning from Eurydice, Under-Worldly gives poetic voice to the subterranean. This hybrid poetry collection examines what lies beneath, moving from water pipes in Michigan, to Colorado boomtown mines or to the emotional minefields of hair metal bands. Environmental concerns and historical re-visioning take shape in sharp phrases and expansions of tradition poetic form. Literal and figurative underworlds abound in schools, beneath a car's hood and from Neil Armstrong's perspective in space. Nancy Drew and Baby Doe Tabor explore new depths. When the river runs backwards at New Madrid or nightswimming tugs bodies down, these poems articulate the architecture of bones beneath the world's flesh.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 4mm | 141g
  • L'Aleph
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9176372928
  • 9789176372920

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'Then: October, Friday () Stifel's solace, prison - protection from the outraged living.' -October 13th Art happens when another glimpses a sight so profound that his brush transfers the vision in an otherly dimension. And so it is with words-a poet wields nib and ink across papyrus canvas unleashes verse' kaleidoscopic magic. Such is the artistic literary gallery that is Kristie Betts Letter's unforgettably unique Under-Worldly. (Don't look back.)- J.L. Skirvin, editor of STARK poetry journal, award-winning author of FACE and Snow Sizzling in Soleilshow more

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