Pennsylvania Collection Agency

Pennsylvania Collection Agency Poetry The lost book PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTION AGENCY the ninth book from Michael Burkard is comprised of poems written in but withheld from publication until now This volume utilizes the unifyin

  • Title: Pennsylvania Collection Agency
  • Author: Michael Burkard
  • ISBN: 9781930974005
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry The lost book PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTION AGENCY, the ninth book from Michael Burkard, is comprised of poems written in 1986 but withheld from publication until now This volume utilizes the unifying structure of a single year in the poetYs life as an organizing principle Burkard has been quietly accumulating one of the most fascinating verse biographies we have,Poetry The lost book PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTION AGENCY, the ninth book from Michael Burkard, is comprised of poems written in 1986 but withheld from publication until now This volume utilizes the unifying structure of a single year in the poetYs life as an organizing principle Burkard has been quietly accumulating one of the most fascinating verse biographies we have, and in this book we visit old territories in unexpectedly candid poems about alcoholism, beauty, and the poet s childhood Burkard further emblazons the arc of theme and language that is beginning to coalesce into one of the most distinguishable formal and emotional landscapes in contemporary poetry David Dodd Lee.

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    1. I just read this more recent offering by Burkard and find it deeply moving. Please see my review of his classic Ruby for Grief.

    2. During the first few poems I wasn't sure I was going to like this book. There isn't the sharpness to the image like in Ruby for Grief. But then I started to notice a much stronger relationship to the images being used, and then I felt Burkard opening those images so that he gave the reader greater accessibility to their meaning. And, at last, the slow unfolding of all this family drama over the course of the whole book.

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