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The Clearing (New Issues Poetry & Prose) by David Keplinger
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Publisher New Issues Press
ISBN 1930974515 ISBN13 9781930974517
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More About David Keplinger
David Keplinger is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently THE MOST NATURAL THING (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2013) THE PRAYERS OF OTHERS (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2006), which won the Colorado Book Award, and The Clearing (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2005). His first collection, The Rose Inside (Truman State University Press), won the 1999 T.S. Eliot Prize. David has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the SOROS Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Katey Lehman Foundation. From 1995 until 1997 he taught at Gymnazium Petra Bezruc in Frydek-Mistek (Czech Republic) and creative writing at the University of Ostrava. His essays on creative writing pedagogy, now a book-in-progress, have appeared in The American Voice, Teacher & Writers, AGNI, Radical Pedagogy, Theory and Science, and in various anthologies. His co-translations with Danish poet Carsten Rene Nielsen, THE WORLD CUT OUT WITH CROOKED SCISSORS (New Issues Poetry & Prose), appeared in 2007.
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A Searing Challenge to the Intellect and the Spirit May 2, 2005
David Keplinger writes with disarmingly apparent simplicity, drawing on observations of nature's creation, experiences, history, change, and death and from these seemingly quick glances he creates moments of halting beauty so absent form many other poets' works. Some would say he is 'accessible' which to this reader is akin to greeting card fluff.
Keplinger is a tough poet, demanding the reader's complete attention to the spare lines as well as to the inchoate threads of new thoughts consummately molded into experiences dependent on the reader's own history. He describes the animate and inanimate in ways as strange and beautiful as they are fearful.
Spending time with this collection of fragile yet steely poems sharpens our perception of the world, our pre-judged responses to that world, and to the possibilities of the magic of language incorporating intransigence. Grady Harp, May 05