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Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage ➳ [Reading] ➶ Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage By Leslie McGrath ➩ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Book by McGrath, Leslie Book by McGrath, Leslie.


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  1. Antonia Antonia says:

    This book is one of several that I bought at the Main Street Rag table at the recent AWP meeting Very attractive volumes, which I m sure influenced me.There are some really good poems here and wonderful images I really enjoyed the collection, though thought it was a little uneven Food and flavors run through these poems Hot Chocolate, The Soda Bread, Succotash, Like Salt, Butter Soothed Her I especially like these foody poems that radiate such warmth And I particularly like the This book is one of several that I bought at the Main Street Rag table at the recent AWP meeting Very attractive volumes, which I m sure influenced me.There are some really good poems here and wonderful images I really enjoyed the collection, though thought it was a little uneven Food and flavors run through these poems Hot Chocolate, The Soda Bread, Succotash, Like Salt, Butter Soothed Her I especially like these foody poems that radiate such warmth And I particularly like the poems with lots of concrete images e.g the food poems and The Rules of Charity, which I thought was pretty brilliant Some others are less concrete and, only occasionally, I just didn t get something I didn t care much for the series of prose poems based on mid century 20th bulletins from nudist colonies Okay, that ought to pique your curiosity But there is so much to enjoy Some Sweetness The Soda Bread, Hot Choolate Some sadness The Aspiring Bride For My Daughter on the Death of Her New Love Some good sex Picnic, Oooo Oooo Some humor How to Wolf a Cook Some wisdom Orphans, This Mirror Mine.Good images and sonics a rune of feathers at the edge of a pond , the image of a table being sanded stands in a circle of dust like a horse being curried, the soft galumph of butter into bowl, Starlings rise, resettleas a woman might arrange her skirt I was left fifty, thickening at the waist, sickened Summer evening the winda riffling fingerover the meadow s tawny spine A few excerpts My soul s substancewould be measured by flavor.I am all tongue poet taster sweethreatI once miswrote I must move on And, from Self Portrait on a Milk Glass Cake Plate I am the tempteruntying the knotted seasonsof hunger and surfeit.In my roundness, power my scent vanilla vegetal, vulval and the ending I am the cake.I do not fear the knife I had a few quibbles, e.g., why all the semicolons I think they should be relegated to legal documents And any writer who cannot get lie and lay straight Sheesh This really annoys me too ardent to lay on the tongue or take up space Rereading this review years later, it strikes me that I was wrong here This must be a use of lay as in laying on of hands Maybe. The title of one poem is Convolescences Is there really such a word The poem certainly seems to be about convalescence The O just seems to jump out of the word at me But it s spelled with an o in the Notes, too, so I wonder.Or this, in the notes Once covered with houses, the Great Hurricane of 1938 demolished all the buildings Do you see a hurricane covered with houses After 58 pages of poetry, page 59 appears in a larger font size Oddly distracting Which seems to lend some extra weight or importance to the poem We know this happens subliminally pages 62 3 Poor layout Should have started the poem on a recto, not verso imho Notes on the poems at the back of the book I ve seen this in a few poetry volumes lately I like reading the notes, but would have liked them at the bottom of their respective poems pages Several poems can be found at Main Street RagHere are some other poems online For My Daughter on the Death of Her New Love This one is accompanied by McGrath s explanation of the genesis of the poem Ram s Horn and Citron, Tinder and Carillon Of Providence A Racial History Several of her poems text and author reading are included at From the Fishouse.Leslie McGrath s poems have been widely published in print and online Winner of the 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award and nominated for The Poet s Prize managing editor of Drunken Boat an online journal of the arts She won the 2004 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry for some of the poems in this volume that were published in Nimrod McGrath is the Managing Editor of Drunken Boat.I read online that McGrath spent four years of submitting continuously to poetry book contests and had placed as a finalist ten times before winning the Main Street Rag book contest The book was published in 2009.Final verdict Read it


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