The Real Enough World (Wesleyan Poetry) (Hardcover)

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The Real Enough World speculates about the invention of self and world in the act of writing poems. Like orchestral movements, the poems vary in tonal qualities and speed, moving from sensibility-driven, antic poems through a deeply personal series of narratives to poems of philosophical reflection where landscape and love operate as tropes for each other. Underlying the whole is the poet's sense that the material of life, as well as language, is insoluble and impermanent--humorous, tragic, absurd, joyous. Even when the mood of the book is most surreal, it is grounded in its accounts of the real enough.

About the Author

KAREN BRENNAN is Professor of English at the University of Utah. She is the author of Here On Earth (1988), two collections of fiction, Wild Desire (1990) and The Garden in Which I Walk (2004), and a memoir, Being With Rachel (2002). Since 1993, she has been on the low residency faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780819567512
ISBN-10: 0819567515
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2005
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Wesleyan Poetry