The Swimmer

The Swimmer

eBook - 2016
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McMillan Palgrave

A searching new collection from America’s philosopher-poet

John Koethe, in his tenth volume of poetry, investigates the capricious nature of everyday life, “the late-night jazz, great sex and all / The human shit defining what we are.” His poems—always dynamic and in process, never static or complete—luxuriate in the questions that punctuate the most humdrum of routines, rendering a robust portrait of an individual: complicated, quotidian, and resounding with truth. The Swimmer argues that this “energizes everything”: life’s trivialities, surprises, and disappointments, and the “terrible feeling of being just about to fall.”



Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0374713774 electronic bk
9780374713775 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 811.54 KOE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (82 pages)

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