Ultima Thule (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

Ultima Thule (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

Davis McCombs


chosen as a finalist for the 2000 nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award within the Poetry category

This year’s winner of the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets pageant is Davis McCombs’s Ultima Thule, which was once acclaimed as “a ebook of exploration, of looking out regard.... a grave, attentive retaining of a light” through the competition pass judgement on, the celebrated poet W. S. Merwin. The poems are set above and less than the Cave state of south principal Kentucky, the place McCombs lives and that's domestic to hundreds of thousands of caves. The publication is framed by means of sonnet sequences, the 1st a few slave advisor and explorer at enormous collapse the mid-1800s and the second one approximately McCombs’s stories as a consultant and park ranger there within the Nineteen Nineties. different poems take care of colossal Cave’s 4- thousand-year human heritage and the thrills of crawling into tight, infrequently visited passageways to work out what lies past. usually the poems look for indirect angles into own event, and the caves and the panorama they bring about shape a private geology.

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