This Nest, Swift Passerine: A Poem

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Tupelo Press, 2009 - Poetry - 56 pages
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Poetry. One of the most acclaimed new poets in America entwines found and original texts, creating literal form--this book--out of sheer metaphor. In this language nest, the mind of poet and reader find a common dwelling place. Through this collaged material ("used" motifs running through include Echo and Narcissus, spider webs, and philosophy), the author reveals the nest of the mind/book as a never wholly original structure, but one that forms from found material.

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About the author (2009)

Dan Beachy-Quick is the author of four books of poems: NORTH TRUE SOUTH BRIGHT, SPELL, MULBERRY, and most recently, This Nest, Swift Passerine. Collaborating with the poet Srikanth Reddy, he also worked on the double sonnet sequence in Mobius Crowns. A book of interlinked meditations on Melville's Moby-Dick, A Whaler's Dictionary, was published in the fall of 2008 by Milkweed Editions. He edits poetry for the journal A Public Space. He currently teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Colorado State University, and will be a visiting writer at The Iowa Writer's Workshop for Spring 2010.

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