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Cities at Dawn (Paperback) (Geoffrey Nutter)

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"Whatever's smuggled into these poemsthe Petronas Towers, Afghanistan cliffs, Lugers and New Jerseyobeys the abstract logic at the heart of descriptive writing: the sweet ease of writing's intangibility, its virtual tease." Adam Fitzgerald,The American Reader

Lush, surreal, cinematic, and imagistically precise, Geoffrey Nutter paints the world into his fifth collection of poems. His poems display a consciousness in awe of all matter, be it organic, mechanical, industrial, ornithological, or sartorial. Iridescent and sparkling, his poems are ornate wonders of language, each their own contained ecosystem and civilization.

From "A Small Victorian Object":

What's that in the mud where the tide is going out?Buttons; bottle caps; small bits of Styrofoamthat look like shells or coral; a few dead crabs;a cracked porcelain vessel from the Victorian erafor containing the tears shed by thosewho have survived the death of loved ones.

Geoffrey Nutter is the author of A Summer Evening (winner of the 2001 Colorado Prize),Water's Leaves & Other Poems (Winner of the 2004 Verse Press Prize), Christopher Sunset (winner of the 2011 Sheila Motton Book Award), andThe Rose of January. He has taught poetry at Princeton, Columbia, the University of Iowa, NYU, and the New School, and currently teaches Greek and Latin Classics and Cultural Studies at Queens College. He runs the Wallson Glass Poetry Seminars in New York City.

Number of Pages: 108
Genre: Poetry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Geoffrey Nutter
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51755051
UPC: 9781940696324
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-6067
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