The Hundred Fathom Curve



The Hundred Fathom Curve The Hundred Fathom Curve Chronicles The Search For An American Identity From The Vietnam War To 9 11 The Poems, Drawn From Five Previous Collections And Published Over 40 Years, Include Barr S Eye Witness Accounts As A Navy Veteran Of Vietnam, And As A New Yorker Who Was Present At 9 11 They Explore The Boundary Of What Is Human With All That Is Not, And Find Things Never To Be As They Seem They Follow The Journey From Nature Into Art, And The Efforts Of The Artist To Discover What It Means To Be Human.

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    Board President Emeritus of the Poetry Society of America, John Barr has published several books of poetry, and this present collection includes a number of poems from those books as well as new poems not included before He has also written a number of essays on poetry and the state of poetry writing today, frequently calling for new forms, asserting that the traditional lyric poetry of the 20th century is played out and needs renewal Interestingly, many of his own best works are in this very genre, although he also has tried to expand current poetry s realm with the introduction of creative ventures One can perhaps get a flavor for his writing through several examples From Still Life the cup the crack travels a millimeter the millennium,tapestries larvally tatterdemalion,the rest of this place losing its grip to arms of the damp, acids of air, pell of the particulate From Flyways After the bouillon of Canadian lakes in bloom,fingerlings grown too big, air filled with lateness,they lift, taking...

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