National Anthem: Poems
The poems in National Anthem, the fourth collection of poetry from critically-acclaimed poet and critic Kevin Prufer, are finely-studied short films about America in the 21st century. Set in an apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic world that is disturbing because it is uncannily familiar, National Anthem chronicles the aftermath of the failure of imperial vision. Allowing Rome and America to bleed into one another, Prufer masterfully weaves the threads of history into an anthem that is as intimate as it is far-reaching.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
A History of the American West
8 other sections not shown
ache American Poetry American West Ancient Rome Apocalypse arms bang Barbarians beneath bloom boatswain body bomb bones breeze bullet burning Caravaggio's Bent Narcissus chest chill Cicada Shell clouds coffin cold coughed cried curled DearX door dreaming drink drove dying Elegy empire empty eyes roll back fall father fell Find America fingers Four Way Books glow gone hair hands head hole horse Kevin Prufer kneeled laughed leaves Leukotomy lift light lips little death look love notes Lush mean boys Mechanical Bird moon morning morning glories mother mouth National Anthem never night nylon parachute pastor petal playground poems pulled Pushcart Prize quiet raft rain Review rock Rome sand shore sing skin skull sleep slept smile snow Someone Sometimes soot stop strange thigh thrill throat touch trees truck trunk twigs Virginia Quarterly Review voice Wanted to Find watch Wayne Miller weather wind window wings