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Devotions characters ¾ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ In the hands of Bruce Smith devotions are momentary stops to listen to the motor of history They are meditations and provocations They are messages received from the chatter of the street and from transmissions as distant as Memphis and al Mansur Bulletins and interruptions come froS violently sometimes tenderly with the hum and buzz of the culture The culture whether New York or Tuscaloosa Seattle or Philadelphia past or present carries the burden of race and “someone’s idea of beauty” The poems fluctuate between the two poles of “lullaby and homicide” before taking a vow to remain on earth to look right and left to wait and to witness. Strong language and arresting images are only part of what makes this one of the best books I've read in recent years The other is that intangible that I go to poetry for every day but rarely find This book has stayed close at hand since I bought it

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E an EKG These poems visit high schools laundromats motels films and dreams in order to measure the American hunger and thirst They are interested in the things we profess to hold most dear as well as what’s unspoken and unbidden While we’re driving while riding a bus while receiving a call while passing through an X ray machine the personal is intersected sometime. Some of my favorite poems of the last decadethese are truly original dense with multiple meanings by turns sad funny nostalgic angryor even reflecting the very awe of being aware in the case of some baby poems

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DevotionsIn the hands of Bruce Smith devotions are momentary stops to listen to the motor of history They are meditations and provocations They are messages received from the chatter of the street and from transmissions as distant as Memphis and al Mansur Bulletins and interruptions come from brutal elsewheres and from the interior where music puts electrodes on the body to tak. This is a damn terrific book I can't extoll its virtues The poems serve as meditations even prayers to things the poet loves and yet the poet himself is never beyond recrimination for his desires Everything from Jazz music to NYC to the gods are explored here and the formal similarity of the poems most of them are hefty single stanza henges embeds a certain consistency in the brain that the content deviates from in a few key places These are poems of longing of wisdom of duende I recommend taking a look at it