Light Years: New and Selected Poems (Hardback)
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Light Years: New and Selected Poems (Hardback)

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Hardback 196 Pages / Published: 01/12/1994
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Dabney Stuart's subjects over the last thirty years are as disparate as the forms he chooses for them. His range includes baseball (and other games), geography, the movies, history, sideshows, domestic life - a world, in short, that is rich and various. Amid this exploration, Stuart has sustained certain concerns. The evasive and unsettling nature of family relationships threads consistently through the poems collected in Light Years: the poet uncovers deepening emotional and psychological complexities. There are celebrations of his children, his own sonship, his grandparents and grandchildren. Through it all, as he says in "The Opposite Field", the haunting "image / of [a] possible life / watches from a distance". Stuart rings evocative changes on recurrent image patterns, too. Birds are central to his work, for instance, and sing often; water flows frequently; music sounds in places as apparently incongruous as a row of cornstalks. Dreams, and dreaming, inform many poems, their precision of detail becoming part of the sharply observed physical world Stuart renders. Whatever else he is up to, Stuart always seeks the play in language, a source of delight and solace even in the most unlikely contexts. Indeed, as he writes in "Coming To", When he listens to his words play/ back, they shimmer oddly, on/ edge - a stranger talking - / as if they have gone/ through something he has/ no other knowledge of/ and brought it back: / his life.

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 9780807118986
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 21 mm

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