Wishbone

Wishbone

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  • Paperback | 85 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • David R. Godine Publisher
  • United States
  • English
  • 1574232193
  • 9781574232196
  • 1,195,625

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"[Don Share] is sage and deeply hilarious." -- Ed Park "Ed Park"show more

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What strikes a reader first encountering Don Share's work is the electric energy of his lines, their contemporary music and movement. Reading Wishbone, Share's third book, is akin to picking up the one clear station still transmitting, the frenetic static of the world replaced by a strong signal broadcast. Share's poems are contrapuntal ripostes to the Babel of the present, a voice not above the noise, but speaking from its midst in a self-possessed language that muscles a new way into meaning. The poems take place in America's backyards and byways, intensive care rooms and airports, haunted by fathers and Fathers, informed by philosophy, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and pop culture. One finds the poet there too, less his portrait than a self-deprecating likeness in the crowd (the Renaissance master in the corner of the canvas) decrying and defending, his "umbrella out and Cubs cap on . . . curiously Odyssean in the Loop," and always at the ready.show more