The Truant Lover: Poems

The Truant Lover Poems Poetry Juliet Patterson incorporates the voices of Emily Dickinson Lorine Niedecker and Wallace Stevens drawing into her stunning debut a fascination with the difficult the improbable and the une
  • Title: The Truant Lover: Poems
  • Author: Juliet Patterson
  • ISBN: 9780976718529
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Truant Lover: Poems
    Poetry Juliet Patterson incorporates the voices of Emily Dickinson, Lorine Niedecker, and Wallace Stevens, drawing into her stunning debut a fascination with the difficult, the improbable, and the uneasy There is a quiet ferocity to mourn the world s injustice and a passion in her work expressing the perplexities of love, grace, and consciousness For all their easy fluePoetry Juliet Patterson incorporates the voices of Emily Dickinson, Lorine Niedecker, and Wallace Stevens, drawing into her stunning debut a fascination with the difficult, the improbable, and the uneasy There is a quiet ferocity to mourn the world s injustice and a passion in her work expressing the perplexities of love, grace, and consciousness For all their easy fluency of detail and lyrical meticulousness, they are poems not intended for the faint hearted they are tough, and unsparing, offering for our consolation only their scrupulous precision Spare, pastoral, intimate, and probing, these musically exacting poems offer arresting insights Here s a world for today killing not dying fantastically, not lying They question, invent, refer, divert, take flying risks They are fluid, considered, dignified They celebrate the human eye, mind, and tongue It is a joy to have them in print Olga Broumas.
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    About " Juliet Patterson "

  • Juliet Patterson

    Juliet Patterson s first book, The Truant Lover, was selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and was a finalist for a 2007 Lambda Literary Award Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 26, American Letters Commentary, Bellingham Review, Bloom, Conduit, Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Swerve, Washington Square, Verse and other magazines She edits poetry for Konundrum Literary Engine Review with Rachel Moritz and teaches poetry and creative writing in Minneapolis through the College of St Catherine, Hamline University and The Loft Literary Center.

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  • Juliet Patterson s first collection of poems, The Truant Lover, selected by Jean Valentine for the 2004 Nightboat Books poetry contest, is a pastiche of American voices, a well of poems with passages that hint and nod at past poets while remaining wholly their own Patterson is a true rock star on the page, with poems ranging from broken syntax to the sparsest phrase to the Queen s English This is a highly philosophical book, one that does not flinch as it goes to the heart of who we are.


  • These are lovely surrealist poems, with transformations, leaps of imagination, lovely control of voice and tone They re yummy like chocolate Or red wine Or chocolate covered red wine.


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