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Vermont Exit Ramps II (Paperback) (Neil Shepard)

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By turns comic and elegiac, full of signs and portents, Vermont Exit Ramps II takes readers on a physical and emotional journey through the Green Mountain State. Combining a reporter’s instincts with a poet’s eyes and ears, Shepard invites the reader, exit ramp by exit ramp, to wander through the surrounding ramplands, towns, and hilltop farms and to discover historical realities and imagined alternatives. Through his lyrical reportage, Shepard incorporates “found” material—road signage and weather reports, birdcalls and mammal-chatter, Chinese fortune cookies and scrambled anagrams, snippets of literary texts and local pamphlets—into poems that are as layered as the natural and human history that make up contemporary Vermont. This virtuosic performance will serve as a spirited primer for first-time visitors while making long-time Vermonters see the land they thought they knew with fresh eyes.

Number of Pages: 124
Genre: Poetry, Photography
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Regional
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Author: Neil Shepard
Language: English
Street Date: November 2, 2015
TCIN: 50126952
UPC: 9780996267649
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-2540

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