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Reveille : poems

Title
Reveille : poems / by George David Clark.
Author
Clark, George David.
Publication
  • Fayetteville, AR : University of Arkansas Press, 2015.
  • ©2015

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Description
vi, 61 pages; 22 cm.
Series Statement
University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series
Uniform Title
University of Arkansas Press poetry series.
Subject
Call Number
JFD 15-1484
ISBN
  • 1557286744
  • 9781557286741
LCCN
2014949933
Author
Clark, George David.
Title
Reveille : poems / by George David Clark.
Publisher
Fayetteville, AR : University of Arkansas Press, 2015.
Copyright Date
©2015
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series
University of Arkansas Press poetry series.
Summary
In Reveille, a man suffers fits of super-natural coughing, flytraps attack a child, a moray haunts a waterbed, poltergeists revise a church's furnishings, an interview is conducted through a man-eater's throat, and the prodigal son stalks his local brothel in a pair of lion hide pajamas. The copious invention in these poems renders a host of holy objects and exotic creatures, surveying them the way one might the emblems in a dream: curious of their meanings but reluctant to interpret them and simplify their mystery. Theologically playful, rhetorically sophisticated, and formally ambitious, Reveille is rooted in imaginative awe and driven by the impulse to praise. At its heart this is a book of love poems, though its loves are varied and complicated by terrible threats: that the cradle will break, that we will cry out and not be answered, and that we will fall asleep and never wake. Against such jeopardy these poems fix our attention on the horizon: "Listen: that's your singular name / unfurling through the whisper-weight trumpets of light." Morning comes and Reveille calls forth a team of baton twirlers on roller skates, pamphlets announcing new flavors of ice cream, caravans of camels hauling bolts of velvet, fragrant monuments to rapture." --Inside front cover.
Research Call Number
JFD 15-1484
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