An Octave Above Thunder: New and Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon Poetry)

By: Muske, Carol

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An Octave Above Thunder presents a collection of poems spanning more than twenty years in the career of Carol Muske, who has won acclaim for work that marries sophisticated intelligence, emotional resonance, and technical craft. This volume brings together new poems and a generous selection of work from Muske's five previous published collections. What most distinguishes Carol Muske's poetry is her awareness of the complicated web into which the personal and the political, the familial and the feminist, are woven. The poet's argument with the visual world, and Muske's talent for scene setting and drama, are at the core of these poems, in which we hear the "dazzling, repetitive once" of thunder, of intimate and public speech, of the heart talking to itself. Muske's poems are filed with audible contemplation: invocation, echo, dreamsong, dirge. Her lyrical precision, her assured touch, and her exacting clarity make her one of the most talented poets of her generation.

Title: An Octave Above Thunder: New and Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon Poetry)

Author Name: Muske, Carol

Categories: General,

Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press: 1997-10-01

ISBN Number: 0887482635

ISBN Number 13: 9780887482632

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VeryGood

Seller ID: M0887482635Z2