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Wishbone Don Share

Wishbone

Don Share

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ISBN : 9781574232196
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85 pages
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What strikes a reader first encountering Don Shares work is the electric energy of his lines, their contemporary music and movement. Reading Wishbone, Shares third book, is akin to picking up the one clear station still transmitting, the freneticMoreWhat strikes a reader first encountering Don Shares work is the electric energy of his lines, their contemporary music and movement. Reading Wishbone, Shares third book, is akin to picking up the one clear station still transmitting, the frenetic static of the world replaced by a strong signal broadcast. Shares poems are contrapuntal ripostes to the Babel of the present, a voice not above the noise, but speaking from its midst in a self-possessed language that muscles a new way into meaning. The poems take place in Americas backyards and byways, intensive care rooms and airports, haunted by fathers and Fathers, informed by philosophy, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and pop culture. One finds the poet there too, less his portrait than a self-deprecating likeness in the crowd (the Renaissance master in the corner of the canvas) decrying and defending, his umbrella out and Cubs cap on . . . curiously Odyssean in the Loop, and always at the ready.Don Share is senior editor of Poetry magazine in Chicago. His books in­clude Squandermania (Salt Publishing, 2007), Union (Zoo Press, 2002), and Seneca in English (Penguin Classics, 1998). His critical edition of Basil Buntings poems is forthcoming from Faber and Faber, as well as Buntings Persia from Flood Editions. His translations of Miguel Hernández, collected in I Have Lots of Heart (Bloodaxe Books, 1997), were awarded the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize, the Premio Valle Inclán, and the P.E.N./New England Discovery Award.