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Late Psalm (Hardback)
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Late Psalm (Hardback)

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Hardback 127 Pages / Published: 31/03/2004
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Late Psalm takes the themes of those ancient songs of joy and grief and transposes them into the language of contemporary life. These poems are psalms in that they continually long to approach the sacred; they are ""late"" in that they come in an age defined by questioning and irony. The book is an argument between No and Yes, Nothing and Everything, and is structured as a sort of ""call and response,"" one poem saying No, another countering with Yes. Themes of social justice are threaded through the book, along with an interest in the sources and improvisations of jazz. The human figures in these poems are often latter-day pilgrims negotiating the rocky ground between relinquishment and embrace, walking city streets, gazing into lobster tanks, standing among the neon juke music of boardwalks, jogging shore roads, learning how faith and doubt are inseparable sidekicks.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299198909
Number of pages: 127
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 230 x 181 x 13 mm


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"Sholl' s descriptive powers are amazing: ' the flesh of swordfish swirls like wood grain / around a knot' or ' A moment of silence at Soup Kitchen / for our saint of the quick grip, faking / a side stitch to hide the bottle under his coat' . . . such snap and vigor, such rueful itemizings! This book is one dizzying, painful pleasure after another, and I will read it again and again."-- Lynne McMahon, author of "Sentimental Standards"

"Sholl's descriptive powers are amazing: 'the flesh of swordfish swirls like wood grain / around a knot' or 'A moment of silence at Soup Kitchen / for our saint of the quick grip, faking / a side stitch to hide the bottle under his coat' . . . such snap and vigor, such rueful itemizings! This book is one dizzying, painful pleasure after another, and I will read it again and again."--Lynne McMahon, author of "Sentimental Standards"

"Sholl's descriptive powers are amazing: 'the flesh of swordfish swirls like wood grain / around a knot' or 'A moment of silence at Soup Kitchen / for our saint of the quick grip, faking / a side stitch to hide the bottle under his coat' . . . such snap and vigor, such rueful itemizings! This book is one dizzying, painful pleasure after another, and I will read it again and again."--Lynne McMahon, author of "Sentimental Standards"


"Sholl s descriptive powers are amazing: the flesh of swordfish swirls like wood grain / around a knot or A moment of silence at Soup Kitchen / for our saint of the quick grip, faking / a side stitch to hide the bottle under his coat . . . such snap and vigor, such rueful itemizings! This book is one dizzying, painful pleasure after another, and I will read it again and again." Lynne McMahon, author of "Sentimental Standards""

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