Put This On, Please: New & Selected Poems William Trowbridge

Put This On, Please: New & Selected Poems

Author: William Trowbridge
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Book Title
Put This On, Please: New & Selected Poems
Author
William Trowbridge
ISBN
9781597099660
William Trowbridge's Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems contains work from all five of his full collections, as well as a group of new poems. In lines that capture the rhythms of everyday speech (with the ghost of meter haunting closely along), Trowbridge follows misfits and outcasts whose ramblings and shamblings reflect our own well-meaning gropes for fulfillment. These reader-friendly poems draw often from classic films and other elements of popular culture--from Buster Keaton to Chuck Berry, from King Kong to Wile E. Coyote. Trowbridge is not squeamish about exploring the darker side of humanity, as in poems about the Kiss of Death, delivered by Michael Corleone in The Godfather II, or Nebraskan mass murderer Charles Starkweather. Capping off the book, a group of new poems takes a fresh look at old themes, sounding deepened notes of both melancholy and celebration. Throughout this seriocomic account of human foibles, vices, and wonders, Trowbridge makes a strong case for laughter as the only appropriate response to our post-post-modern condition.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: William TrowbridgePublisher: Red Hen PressPublished: 03/15/2013ISBN: 9781597099660Pages: 208Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90dReview Citations: Shelf Awareness 04/01/2014
William Trowbridge's Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems contains work from all five of his full collections, as well as a group of new poems. In lines that capture the rhythms of everyday speech (with the ghost of meter haunting closely along), Trowbridge follows misfits and outcasts whose ramblings and shamblings reflect our own well-meaning gropes for fulfillment. These reader-friendly poems draw often from classic films and other elements of popular culture--from Buster Keaton to Chuck Berry, from King Kong to Wile E. Coyote. Trowbridge is not squeamish about exploring the darker side of humanity, as in poems about the Kiss of Death, delivered by Michael Corleone in The Godfather II, or Nebraskan mass murderer Charles Starkweather. Capping off the book, a group of new poems takes a fresh look at old themes, sounding deepened notes of both melancholy and celebration. Throughout this seriocomic account of human foibles, vices, and wonders, Trowbridge makes a strong case for laughter as the only appropriate response to our post-post-modern condition.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: William Trowbridge
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Published: 03/15/2013
ISBN: 9781597099660
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Shelf Awareness 04/01/2014
William Trowbridge's Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems contains work from all five of his full collections, as well as a group of new poems. In lines that capture the rhythms of everyday speech (with the ghost of meter haunting closely along), Trowbridge follows misfits and outcasts whose ramblings and shamblings reflect our own well-meaning gropes for fulfillment. These reader-friendly poems draw often from classic films and other elements of popular culture--from Buster Keaton to Chuck Berry, from King Kong to Wile E. Coyote. Trowbridge is not squeamish about exploring the darker side of humanity, as in poems about the Kiss of Death, delivered by Michael Corleone in The Godfather II, or Nebraskan mass murderer Charles Starkweather. Capping off the book, a group of new poems takes a fresh look at old themes, sounding deepened notes of both melancholy and celebration. Throughout this seriocomic account of human foibles, vices, and wonders, Trowbridge makes a strong case for laughter as the only appropriate response to our post-post-modern condition.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: William Trowbridge
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Published: 03/15/2013
ISBN: 9781597099660
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.90d

Review Citations: Shelf Awareness 04/01/2014