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Dismal Rock [Paperback]

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The award-winning poet Davis McCombs revisits the landscape of his youth on the tobacco farms of Kentucky in this insightful collection of verse. Initially chronicling events in local and family history, the poems in this book soon widen in scope until they include subjects as diverse as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Elgin Marbles, John Keats, Bob Marley, fatherhood, and fishing.

The author's lens is kaleidoscopic, and yet his poems coalesce around important themes that never lose sight of the specific and the personal. Several poems in this volume explore the grief McCombs feels over the loss of local culture as it resonates within the broader context of ecological destruction, imbuing the global with the undeniably personal. The poems in this collection are intimate and real, visceral and immediate, as if McCombs were haunted by them and had no alternative but to give them voice.

Currently director of the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas, Davis McCombs attended Harvard University and the University of Virginia and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Ruth Lilly Poetry Foundation, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poetry has appeared in The Best American Poetry 1996, The Missouri Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review, and his first book was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He was also the winner of the 2005 Dorset Prize.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   62
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2007
Publisher   Tupelo Press
ISBN  1932195483  
ISBN13  9781932195484  

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More About Davis McCombs

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Davis McCombs, a former Yale Younger Poets Award winner (W.S. Merwin), directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas. He attended Harvard University, the University of Virginia (MFA), and Stanford University as Wallace Stegner Fellow. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Ruth Lilly Poetry Foundation, and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Davis McCombs was born in 1969.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English > American Literature
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
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solid and reliable  Nov 28, 2007
McCombs' new collection of poetry (his second book) is a solid and reliable piece of work. These are interesting, powerful, emotional poems, extremely well crafted. Many reward second and third readings, revealing things one might easliy miss the first time through. Although the poems are primarly about regional matters (the South, Kentucky, caves), they truly rise above their subject matter and explore fascinating material, people, places. These are poems to be enjoyed, over and over again.

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