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Penumbra : Poems (Paperback) (Michael Shewmaker)

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Penumbra—Michael Shewmaker’s debut collection—explores the half-shadows of a world torn between faith and doubt. From intricate descriptions of the rooms in a dollhouse, to the stark depiction of a chapel made of bones, from pre-elegies for a ghostly father, to his compelling treatment of his obsessed, human characters (a pastor, a tattoo artist, a sleepwalker, to name only a few), these are poems that wrestle with what it means to believe in something beyond one’s own mortality. Learned and formally adept, these poems consist of equal parts praise and despair. They announce Shewmaker as an important new voice in American poetry.

Number of Pages: 62
Genre: Poetry
Series Title: The Hollis Summers Poetry Prize
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr
Author: Michael Shewmaker
Language: English
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 51765864
UPC: 9780821422731
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-6572
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