War Bird (Phoenix Poets)

War Bird (Phoenix Poets)

David Gewanter


In his 3rd booklet of poems, David Gewanter takes on wartime the USA, exhibiting our own expenditures and inextricable complicities. The constructs of our social lives, the conventions of our political values, the targets of our inner most fantasies—all those collide comically and tragically. the following, the some distance correct marries the a ways left, and the sacred is undone by means of the profane. Gewanter's ironic imaginative and prescient pulls jointly information from technological know-how, historical past, philosophy, the disappearing dailies, and the emotional lifetime of an engaged and singular brain into poems at the circulate with annoying rhythms, wealthy correspondences, and bold hairpin turns. battle chook provides the mislead the shining ethical complacencies of the homefront. Unsettling but radiant, this assortment is a booklet for bothered instances, for what Whitman referred to as, in “1861,” our “hurrying, crashing, unhappy, distracted year.”

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