By James Longenbach
Earthling confronts our private fears in transparent and haunting language, from “a poet of remarkable presents” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).
“Earthling” is without doubt one of the oldest phrases within the English language, our unique observe for ploughman, a keeper of the earth. In poems at the same time usual and otherworldly, James Longenbach strains the lifetime of a modern day earthling as he seems squarely at his little patch of earth and on the sizeable vacancy of interstellar house. starting with the loss of life of the earthling’s mom and finishing with a disagreement along with his personal mortality, the poems inside Earthling face up to criticism or agitation. In them, the genuine and the imagined, the fabric and the allegorical, intersect at moving angles and supply clean views and lasting consolation.
Every morning humans do just what I do.
They make their beds, they perform their lutes.
Then why am I so afraid?
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Earthling: Poems by James Longenbach