Yellowrocket: Poems

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Poetry - 121 pages
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Increasingly, Todd Boss has been attracting attention, with poems in the Paris Review and The New Yorker and a series in Poetry. His first collection, set in the Midwest, alternately features a childhood Wisconsin farm, the record-breaking storm that destroyed it, and the turbulent marriage that recalls it. Love and wonder mingle in these lines--

from The Hush of the Very Good

You can tell by how he liststo let herkiss him, that the getting, as he getsit,is good.It's good in the sweetly salty,deeply thirsty way that a sea-foggedrain is good after a summer-longboutof inland drought.

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User Review  - nkmunn - LibraryThing

When was the last time you read a book of poetry cover to cover? I am not sure if I ever had til I got this slim volume of poems by Todd Boss. The images and the voices of young and old for whom work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charlee - Goodreads

I love Todd Boss's writing. He has a wonderful sensitivity to sound and rhythm. Read full review

Contents

Ruin
13
Blessed with Trump and Wild
19
The Plat Book
25
Why Ill Never Be an Artist
31
Not Crash Nor Roar
38
As in a Sudden Downpour When
43
The Hush of the Very Good
51
Mess
57
She Rings Me Up
71
The Truth
77
What Yesterday Appeared a Scar
78
My Son Climbs In
85
White Ash Goes Up at a Touch
92
Constellations
100
My Joy Doubled
106
A Deer
112

FOUR
65
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About the author (2008)

Todd Boss, director of external affairs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book Yellowrocket won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for Poetry.

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