American Ghost Roses

American Ghost Roses

Poems

eBook - 2005
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In his first book as the poet laureate of Illinois, Kevin Stein shoulders an array of poetic forms, blending pathos, humor, and social commentary. These poems--ranging from meditative narratives to improvisational lyrics--explore art's capacity to embody as well as express contemporary culture. Stein embraces subjects as various as his father's death, magazine sex surveys, Kandinsky's theory of art, the dangling modifier, Jimi Hendrix's flaming guitar, racial bigotry, and a teacher's comments on a botched poem. Presiding over this miscellany are ghosts of a peculiarly American garden of dreamers and beloved misfits, those redeemed and those left fingering the locked gate._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, Ă2005
ISBN: 9780252092565
0252092562
9781283609104
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9780252072406
0252072405
0252029984
0252072405
9780252029981
Characteristics: 1 online resource (86 pages)

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