Save the Last Dance: Poems ePUB Ò the Last Dance:

Save the Last Dance: Poems ePUB Ò the Last Dance:

Save the Last Dance: Poems ➽ [Download] ➺ Save the Last Dance: Poems By Gerald Stern ➸ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In Save the Last Dance Gerald Stern gives us a stunning collection of his intimately personal—yet always universal and always surprising—poems rich with humor and insight Shorter lyric poems in th Last Dance: PDF/EPUB è In Save the Last Dance Gerald Stern gives us a stunning collection of his intimately personal—yet always universal and always Save the Kindle - surprising—poems rich with humor and insight Shorter lyric poems in the first two parts continue the satirical and often redemptive vision the Last Dance: MOBI ☆ of his last collection Everything Is Burning while never failing to carve out new emotional territory In the third part a long poem called The Preacher Stern takes the book of Ecclesiastes as a starting point for a meditation on loss futility and emptiness represented here by the concept of a hole that resurfaces throughout.


5 thoughts on “Save the Last Dance: Poems

  1. Janée Baugher Janée Baugher says:

    The inside jacket copy says it best Stern treats us to careening soaring moments of association Single stanza poems in which line breaks serve as caesuraspunctuation Most of the page long poems seemed to me to trail off and then end abruptly Riveting collection for its fluidity its loose associations Electrifying Stern is a true practitioner of the imaginationof free writing magic In the preface to his epic poem The Preacher Stern writes I have taken a hundred liberties as my pencil has directed Indeed Stern indeed Read this book poets


  2. Philip Philip says:

    I was about half way through this before I understood how to read it And shortly after that he changed up his style for The Preacher For me I had to read Stern one word at a time I don't mean that to be cliche it's just that his lack of punctuation is very disconcerting If I try to find some sort of rhythm I go crazy trying to place it and force it I could be reached poetircally if I read at an even pace and fairly monotoneFor ExampleDream IIII would like to live on air tooand I have an idea the kind of nourishmentI'd get with or without my strings for what didI need them for and all those gnarled rootsbeside the wilted rhododendron and what didI need the dried out grapes for and the wetleaves and one harmonica under a rustedburst out water pipe and even a mangledsparrow under the porch the way my brain worksAnyway as with most any poetry collection I read there were some definite gems I have noticed though that when I go back and read other people's reviews of the book I just read they all seem to say This is not 's best collection Well that's what I want to seeI did particularly like One Poet I sense that the other poet morphed into the dog and he morphed into the pigeon If that's the case it's a brilliant poem by Stern I'd like to know what others thought about itAsphodel made a lot sense when I found that it was a flower I already know about the poppies blowing in Flander's FieldsAnd The Preacher I couldn't grasp the whole thing but I too like the Tanakh and I've often pondered the eternity in Ecc 311I'm tempted to give it 2 stars and everyone loves a good negative review but I guess I just rate a little high that's all


  3. Tina Tina says:

    I was lucky enough to just see him read his poetry in public I'm guessing that is a rare experience these days He was delightful and hearing his poetry in person was amazing It prompted me to read this book I really enjoyed it


  4. Dionne Dionne says:

    Maybe I have to read this again someday because I think I might have missed something either because of my own inadeuate attention at the moment or because I lack the knowledge to understand most of the poems I don't know But this didn't really do much for me sigh


  5. AC AC says:

    While it does contain some moments of excellent imagery and than a few interesting lines as a whole this collection feels uninspired and lifeless Hints of Stern's usual mastery show through at times but rarely does this collection approach the energy and strength of his previous works


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