The Muscled Truce: Poems (Paperback)
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The Muscled Truce: Poems (Paperback)

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Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 30/10/2003
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In her fifth full-length collection, poet Catharine Savage Brosman gracefully employs a wide array of forms and styles to address the ontological questionaEURO"the problem of being, including the ""momentary flame"" of human lifeaEURO"and the complexity of relationships with others and with oneself.

The first section, ""A Distant Shore,"" introduces characters chronologically from King Minos to D. H. LawrenceaEURO"mythological, historical, or anonymous travelers of one kind or anotheraEURO"who are given voice through Brosman's craft in seamless transitions among free verse, blank verse, and rhyme. In the second part, ""The Muscled Truce,"" twelve short poems in rhymed iambic tetrameter describe activities, from beekeeping and gardening to skating and winegrowing, as ways of encountering the world, acting on it, and meeting its demands. The book closes with ""A Cosmic Comedy,"" in which works about contemporary, often mundane situations reinforce earlier metaphysical concerns of nature, religion, aging, and death.

At turns witty and weighty, personal and universal, The Muscled Truce bears Brosman's indelible emotional imprint and reveals her amazing technical flexibility, continuing her tradition of writing ""poetry that might legitimately be assigned a vintage"" (Baton Rouge Advocate).

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 9780807128909
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 91 g
Dimensions: 229 x 139 x 6 mm

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