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Chronic PoemsOse fields with loss with flowers faded blossom blast and dieback Chronic describes the flutter and cruelty of erotic encounter temptation and bitter heartsickness but with Powell's deep lyric beauty and his own brand of dark wi. I read this collection for my thesis on reception of Vergil's Eclogues in 21st century poetry The last two poems Corydon Alexis and Corydon Alexis Redux take after Vergil the most being Powell's own version of Eclogue 2 Most of the poems in this collection describe Powell's experience with the AIDS crisis and his experience with disease and love The last two poems combine all of these themes together More than this though Powell writes about what does and doesn't last and endure Very relevant to today's world whose days due to the dangers of climate change are numbered What lasts is the tradition of humanity saved in texts like these

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Read & Download Ó Chronic Poems ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB à The first poetry collection by D A Powell since his remarkable trilogy of Tea Lunch and Cocktails a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award so many of the best days seem minor forms of nearness that easily falls among the dropseed a rind aThe first poetry collection by D A Powell since his remarkable trilogy of Tea Lunch and Cocktails a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award so many of the best days seem minor forms of nearness that easily falls amon. D A Powell's verse succeeds through an animated lyricism and language that skates through pirouettes and the occasional triple toe loop to a kind of verbal joy in poems which seem to be mostly about the disappointments of love Or at least love on the run The poems in Chronic remind me a little of Whitman Powell though writes explicit homosexual themes He uses the long line for the most part while achieving the lyrical rather than building toward anthems Uncapped and unpunctuated as they are and therefore appearing understated they nevertheless throb with power while at the same time being fueled by a language of human and delicate beauty Each poem is a ride you cling to They're impressive fun

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G the dropseed a rind a left behind from no picnic In these brilliant new poems from one of contemporary poetry's most intriguing singular voices D A Powell strikes out for the farther territories of love and comes back from th. Chronic illness chronic pain chronic life This book as its title suggests is obsessed with time and eros A beautiful edgy important book