All that Rhymes with Love: A Collection of Evocative Poetry (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Mar 4, 2010 - Fiction
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Poetry is an ageless form of art. It speaks to our soul, gives rise to a myriad of emotions, and lays a foundation of intellectual stimulation that lasts long after we finish reading. Alan Gilbert delivers such fine poetry in his collection, All that Rhymes with Love.

Influenced not only by the poets of the Romantic Era, but also more contemporary writers such as Phillip Larkin, Gilbert has developed a unique way of exploring evocative poetry in his range and style. Focusing on the main theme of love, Gilbert explores the incredible range of feelings from joy to sorrow associated with this all-encompassing emotion.

Using lively, fun language, Gilbert creates an incredible tribute to love in all its varied stages. In "Make Me a Butterfly," he shows how this delicate, winged creature personifies a devoted suitor waiting for his love to realize the truth of his feelings for her. "Loves Senses" takes a delightful turn in describing the different sensory aspects of love while "Reflections" focuses on an imagined conversation between a man and the mirror over his lover.

Selected to appeal to a wide diversity of ages and tastes, the poetry in All that Rhymes with Love will challenge and inspire you to explore the most basic of all human emotions: love.

  

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Contents

Now only I
2
Contradictions
4
Never drop a hint Th ey are fragile
6
Goodbye Valparaiso
8
A heart in anger
10
Passion spent
12
The Fish eyed furry Framper
14
Servants
16
Unspoken Love
30
Up a tree?
32
Lost
34
Just two years
36
Reste der schwärzesten Nacht
38
Savage love
40
May dreams restore
42
Alzheimers Sneak thief of the mind
44

For Christine
18
The secret glade
20
Vermin
22
Eternity
24
The death of Eos
26
The childs heart
28
Fred
46
Funny love
48
The social network
50
About the author
52
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About the author (2010)

Alan Gilbert is the author of the poetry books THE TREATMENT OF MONUMENTS (SplitLevel Texts, 2012) and LATE IN THE ANTENNA FIELDS (Futurepoem Books, 2011), and a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (Wesleyan University Press, 2006), which examines conceptual documentary strategies in contemporary poetry and visual art. His poems have appeared in publications such as The Baffler, BOMB, Boston Review, Chicago Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, FENCE, jubilat, and The Nation. His writings on poetry and art have appeared in a variety of publications, including Aperture, ArtforumBookforum, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, Time Out New York, etc. He's written about books and art regularly for the Village Voice and reviewed poetry for The Believer. He spent the summer of 2008 blogging for the Poetry Foundation's Harriet site, and again in April 2010, 2011, and 2012 for National Poetry Month. Gilbert has contributed art catalogue essays and entries for a number of biennials, group shows, and solo exhibitions. He's the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature (poetry). He has taught poetry workshops, art writing, art history, and studio art at Wesleyan University, School of Visual Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, Cooper Union, and the Naropa University Summer Writing Program. During the 1990s, Gilbert was a co-editor of the influential poetry journal apex of the M. He has a PhD in English literature from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He currently lives in Brooklyn.

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