Drought-Adapted Vine

Drought Adapted Vine Donald Revell writes with a drunken equipoise among the weedy flowers and bees of roadside museums and vacant churches Here are poems that border the hereafter and revive the child s play of prophecy

  • Title: Drought-Adapted Vine
  • Author: Donald Revell
  • ISBN: 9781938584138
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drought-Adapted Vine

    Donald Revell writes with a drunken equipoise among the weedy flowers and bees of roadside museums and vacant churches Here are poems that border the hereafter and revive the child s play of prophecy What miraculous assistance they provide Dean YoungDonald Revell pushes boundaries between words and music, transcending our current notion of beauty and innocence Donald Revell writes with a drunken equipoise among the weedy flowers and bees of roadside museums and vacant churches Here are poems that border the hereafter and revive the child s play of prophecy What miraculous assistance they provide Dean YoungDonald Revell pushes boundaries between words and music, transcending our current notion of beauty and innocence Personal memory, the visionary, the eccentric, and the divine intertwine between networks of stories that connect past and present through paint strokes, composition, and pastoral lyric Pure of heart poems lie down in a vibrant field of paradox, basking gratefully in the sun of unknowing.From Beyond Disappointment Hence and farewell valediction life s journey It makes no sense The children mock us with it.A typewriter beneath the Christmas treeCalls to the icecaps Illustrated monthliesBurn in the wasps burnt nest It isSuch perfections make the sun to rise Donald Revell has authored eleven collections of poetry, most recently Tantivy 2012 and The Bitter Withy 2009 Winner of the PEN USA Translation Award and two time winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry, he has also won the Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Prize and is a former Fellow of the Ingram Merrill and Guggenheim Foundations Additionally, he has twice been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Former editor in chief of Denver Quarterly, he now serves as poetry editor of Colorado Review Revell is the director of graduate studies and professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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    1. Tuck

      This is revell’s 21st book, more or less. I like his mordant thoughts and constant turning towards, reflections with, and allusions to nature and plants, dirt, weather, trees and such, death and love.He lives and works in las vegas. This collection is more or less about death and dying, and living the good life. His book ‘bitter whithy” is what hooked me on him, it was about death and dying, and loving.From Graves Variations, the last stanza“Clothed in Eden’s garments, I find candyEasy [...]

    2. Kevin Lawrence

      3.75. Revell is a bit too much air and angels for me most of the time -- I suppose if I knew more about postmodern Christian theology and had more of a tolerance for breathless phrasing, I'd like him more. That being said, the third section of this book is a sonnet sequence with anchored characters he's addressing which gives him and his reader some solid ground on which to meet. In those poems, he is very good.

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