In the blue pharmacy: essays on poetry and other transformations

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Trinity University Press, Apr 19, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 218 pages
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In these thoughtful, richly personal essays, Marianne Boruch takes a fresh view on old poets, considering such questions as how the atomic bomb changed William Carlos Williams's poetry and how Edison's listening, through his famous deafness, informs our sense of poetics. Other essays explore how the car's danger and solitude helps us understand American poetry, and how Dvorak and Whitman shared darker things than their curious love for trains. Boruch's personal memories and philosophical speculations create a distinct voice to match the collection's distinct opinions and ideas.

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Decoys
19
Williams and the Bomb
37
Poets in Cars
53
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MARIANNE BORUCH is the author of five previous collections, including Descendant (1989) and Poems: New and Selected (2004), and was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. For two decades, she has taught in the MFA Program at Purdue and semi-regularly in the non-residential program at Warren Wilson College.

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