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Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems A powerful new collection from an award winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation s most accomplished poets renowned for his irony power and lucid style and for his ability to fu

  • Title: Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems
  • Author: Robert Wrigley
  • ISBN: 9780143123071
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
  • A powerful new collection from an award winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation s most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses Like its namesake Robert Burton s seventeenth century examination of human thoughts and emotions Wrigley s new collection means to examine oA powerful new collection from an award winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation s most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses Like its namesake Robert Burton s seventeenth century examination of human thoughts and emotions Wrigley s new collection means to examine our world through the lens of melancholia From imagined war memorials to insomniac chickens from Descartes lost daughter to a dreaming tree from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin short for Lucifer , these are poems that elegize and celebrate that most beautiful, exasperating, joyous, miserable, and perfectly imperfect of all creatures the human being.

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    1. Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert WrigleyI knew nothing about Robert Wrigley till the year 2000, even though he’d published five collections and won the Tufts Poetry award, among many others, and even though both of us were old enough to have outlived most of our vices. When I heard he was going to be on the faculty at our RopeWalk Writers Conference in June of that year, I picked up his collection, Reign of Snakes. I was excited and impressed by his lucidity and the way he had of, not only meld [...]

    2. The poems in which the speaker communes with animals (mostly wild) are stellar. "Earthquake Light" and "American Archangel" are the highlights for me. There's also an appealing Philip Levine air in some of the longer poems in which the speaker is on one manual labor crew or another.

    3. Hated to finish it, will read it again as soon an the opportunity comes. Can hardly wait. What a craftsman, what wry humor is embedded, what great imagination and narrative skill.

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