Pax Atomica: Poems

Pax Atomica: Poems #2019

Pax Atomica Poems America s epic is the odyssey of appetite Campbell McGrath declares and these poems track those defining hungers across a social landscape by turns grave risible amazing banal cataloging the vor
  • Title: Pax Atomica: Poems
  • Author: Campbell McGrath
  • ISBN: 9780060758042
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • America s epic is the odyssey of appetite, Campbell McGrath declares, and these poems track those defining hungers across a social landscape by turns grave, risible, amazing, banal, cataloging the vortex of images in a ruined theater the culture comes to resemble, from Rocky and Bullwinkle to Blue Angels rampant on a field of static, anthem and flag descending to America s epic is the odyssey of appetite, Campbell McGrath declares, and these poems track those defining hungers across a social landscape by turns grave, risible, amazing, banal, cataloging the vortex of images in a ruined theater the culture comes to resemble, from Rocky and Bullwinkle to Blue Angels rampant on a field of static, anthem and flag descending to darkness In terza rima meditations, rock and roll elegies, and abecedarian lyrics, Pax Atomica documents the tangled romance between self and society in which the melody s ampersand ensnares us in ways both new and familiar to readers of McGrath s five previous volumes A continuation as well as a departure for one of America s most highly honored poets, this is poetry of formal eloquence and rhetorical power, of vision and engagement Pax Atomicadescends into the maelstrom of American culture and emerges singing.
    Pax Atomica Poems by Campbell McGrath Nov , One of the first poems, Train Song, is a repetitive, nine page journey through the states Song of the conjoined, song of the conjured, song of raised arms at the crossing, song of slabs and coiled serpents Song of drawn curtains, of bespoken, song Pax Atomica Poems Campbell Mcgrath Campbell McGrath s Pax Atomica is full of . words and a mish mash of cultural references, everything from The Ramones to Harleys, to Clint Eastwood to Da Vinci His poems are lyrical and humorous, fun to read while also accomplishing commentary on American Culture. Pax Atomica Poems by Campbell McGrath, Paperback Barnes Pax Atomica Poems The Human Heart We construct it from tin and ambergris and clay, ochre, graph paper, a funnel of ghosts, whirlpool in a downspout full of midsummer rain It is, for all its freedom and obstinance, an artifact of human agency in its maverick intricacy, its chaos reflected in earthly circumstance, its appetites mirrored by a hungry world Pax Atomica Poems Campbell McGrath Aug , Pax Atomica Poems Campbell McGrath on FREE shipping on qualifying offers A collection of eloquent, culturally engaged poems that amount to Campbell McGrath s best book yet America s epic is the odyssey of appetite Customer reviews Pax Atomica Poems Campbell McGrath s Pax Atomica is full of . words and a mish mash of cultural references, everything from The Ramones to Harleys, to Clint Eastwood to Da Vinci His poems are lyrical Pax Atomica Poems, Book by Campbell Mcgrath Paperback America s epic is the odyssey of appetite, Campbell McGrath declares, and these poems track those defining hungers across a social landscape by turns grave, risible, amazing, banal, cataloging the vortex of images in a ruined theater the culture comes to resemble, from Rocky and Bullwinkle to Blue Angels rampant on a field of static, anthem and flag descending to Pax Atomica Poems by Campbell McGrath , Paperback America s epic is the odyssey of appetite, Campbell McGrath declares, and these poems track those defining hungers across a social landscape by turns grave, risible, amazing, banal, cataloging the vortex of images in a ruined theater the culture comes to resemble, from Rocky and Bullwinkle to Blue Angels rampant on a field of static, anthem and flag descending to
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    This is absolutely the book of poems I ve always wanted to read a volume that deals with the paradoxical nature of being American, how it s so easy to love and hate a place so much, to have adopted a place as your own for all the idealism it embodies even as consumerism and corruption rear their ugly heads And there are some poems in here that are well written with lines that make me hold my breath But so many of them just slide off the mark because they read like they re trying a little too har [...]

    An excellent book of poems from Campbell McGrath Accessible as always The poems are shorter and less sprawling stylistically than The Bob Hope Poem in his book Spring Comes to Chicago There is an interesting sequence of poems about rock roll spread throughout the book, including a poem about the deceased Jeffrey Lee Pierce of The Gun Club , and perhaps best of all, the poem Girl with Blue Plastic Radio, about the poet s first experience in early childhood of hearing popular music on the radio.Ye [...]

    This slim book introduced me to McGrath s work There are several surprising and startling poems to treasure, but The Human Heart spoke so freshly and vibrantly, completely orginal in its lush cadences and unforgettable imagery, that it actually became the epigram cornerstone of a book I then wrote THE GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE, Doubleday Broadway Books, reelase date April 2008.I can think of no greater compliment to another writer than to say I found in your words something I had to say.

    Loved it Here s an example of why What a glorious passage, a shimmering bridge,embodying everything rock and roll aspires to be,heroic and violent and joyous and juvenileand throbbing with self importance and percolatingwith melodrama and thrilled and scared byits own anthemic power, by the kid on a scooter freedomand the hill a lot steeper than it seemed at first glance,what the hell, rust never sleeps, live and let die, etc etc from the poem GUNS N ROSES, p 48.

    In these poems that celebrate American pop culture and its lingering effect on our adult selves, McGrath moves between long meditations and short lyrics, and between seriousness and humorous Reverent with its irreverence, what a joy to read.

    I agree with many of his views, but I missed the element of surprise which the best poems have He s easy to read but sometimes goes on too long.

    The generational past is still in the present creating it as sensations are in a dream, while evoking memories in their transitional metamorphosis toward a future.

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