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Great Conversations, Greater Wasps (Paperback) Loot Price: R168 Discovery Miles 1 680
Great Conversations, Greater Wasps (Paperback): Jake Russell
Great Conversations, Greater Wasps (Paperback): Jake Russell

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Great Conversations, Greater Wasps (Paperback)

Jake Russell

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A year ago, I sent Jake Russell a poem of mine for review, and he did something he had not done previously. He responded with a poem: "Sans Ephesus" or "a poem critiquing your poem," as he described it - a conversation. One brief passage from "Sans Ephesus" is transparent to this origin: the narrator describes how "two men chronicle the same / event, return with diff'rent manuscripts." I imagine Horace Smith after writing "On a Stupendous Leg of Granite..." and then scanning the text of Shelley's "Ozymandias" for the first time; Jake had written a twisted yet resonant reflection of my experience. Shelley writes, in his "Defense of Poetry," that "Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." But Jake's poetry is not mere reflection. Each poem is a filter that at times reverses the process Shelley describes, distorting the inherent beauty in an image. While it is impossible to sum Jake's process or style (he is one of the most prolific and diverse writers I know), to consider this balance of distortion and beauty is, perhaps, an adequate entry into this excellent first collection of poetry. -Joey Lemon, third-year poetry student at Wichita State University, lead singer of Chicago-based band, Berry

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Imprint: Elj Publications
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Jake Russell
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-0-615-91614-9
Barcode: 9780615916149
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 0-615-91614-7

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