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Lines of Defense: Poems

Lines of Defense: Poems

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Hardcover, W W Norton & Co Inc, 2014, ISBN13 9780393240818, ISBN10 0393240819
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Juxtaposes the ridiculousness and absurdities of daily life with the imagined life through poems about finding a lost cat and not being invited to a party.

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Juxtaposes the ridiculousness and absurdities of daily life with the imagined life through poems about finding a lost cat and not being invited to a party.

In his seventeenth collection of poetry, Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn confronts the lines we fight against and the ones we draw for ourselves. Lines of Defense poignantly captures the absurdities of modern life, expectations derailed, the lived life juxtaposed to the imagined life, and the defenses we don to make do. The poems in Lines of Defense are wry and elegiac, precisely observed and wide-reaching. As with the best of Dunn's work, they take stock of the quotidian aspects of life, of the essential comedy of getting through the day: finding a lost cat; not being invited to a party; taking a granddaughter to a carnival. The lines of defense are the lines of the verse itself, as poetry forms a stronghold against mortality. This essential volume showcases a poet writing at the height of his powers.

From "Before We Leave"

Where are we going? It's not an issue of here or there. And if you ever feel you can't take another step, imagine how you might feel to arrive, if not wiser, a little more aware how to inhabit the middle ground between misery and joy.

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Number of Pages: 95
Original Languages: English
Author: Dunn, Stephen
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN-13: 9780393240818
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 8.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0393240819
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