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Forest Primeval : : Poems

Francis, Vievee. Book - 2016 811.6 Fr None on shelf 2 requests on 1 copy Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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"Another Anti-Pastoral," the opening poem of Forest Primeval, confesses that sometimes "words fail." With a "bleat in [her] throat," the poet identifies with the voiceless and wild things in the composed, imposed peace of the Romantic poets with whom she is in dialogue. Vievee Francis's poems engage many of the same concerns as her poetic predecessors--faith in a secular age, the city and nature, aging, and beauty. Words certainly do not fail as Francis sets off into the wild world promised in the title. The wild here is not chaotic but rather free and finely attuned to its surroundings. The reader who joins her will emerge sensitized and changed by the enduring power of her work.


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Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2016.
Year Published: 2016
Description: 92 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


American poetry -- 21st century.
American poetry -- 21st century.