The Regatta in the Skies: Selected Long Poems (Paperback)Laurence Lieberman (author)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
He has the grace to make his voyage into the eye of the world and bring back a communion for the reader. Lieberman is a poet who serves the spirit of life.--"American Poetry Review"
Laurence Lieberman represents the new generation of cosmopolitan poets whose themes and imagery cover every region of a wide experience. A poet of strong and brilliant creative energy, he bears comparison to no other American poet of our time. Like Walt Whitman or the French poet St. John Perse, Lieberman is best enjoyed in long strong drafts, not in quoted particles.--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
Lieberman's writing is without boundary. It's hard to name a more distinctive and original American poet working today.--"Chicago Sun-Times"
Lieberman's poems are made edgy by history--there is a saving impatience here with history's unspeakable lessons. . . . Yet, in the end, what shapes these poems the most is a humane warmth and humor which serve to underwrite all the wonderfully imagined narratives.--"Partisan Review"
There is such a fullness to his art that our reading becomes as much an adventure as the voyage itself--breathless, invigorating, enlightening.--"Publishers Weekly"
Lieberman is most satisfying as a descriptive poet of the senses, and his discovered measure serves that talent beautifully, winding sinuously down the page. He is wholly, perilously, at the service of the world--and so able to engage everything on a primary, rapt level.--"Parnassus"
Among the few genuinely narrative American poets writing today, Lieberman is never likely to intrude on subject matter. His responsibility is to depiction, his inclination to describe. . . . The point of view is unique. This narrator gives the impression that he must assimilate everything and speak of it with the celebratory zeal of Walt Whitman.--"Hudson Review"
As a poet, Laurence Lieberman has made his presence an important one on the American literary scene. These are poems that can't resist their own stories. While many contemporary narrative poems find their origins in a theory of narrative, a defiant decision to invoke narrative, then to search for a story to tell, Lieberman seems always to 'naturally' yield to a basic human need for story.--Bin Ramke "author of "Massacre of the Innocents" "
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