Item description for Bear (Notable Voices) by Karen Chase...
Bear, Chase's second collection of poetry, grew from her research for a non-fiction book about an illegal bear poaching operation. In the poems, the author addresses a bear, exploring the curious line between humans and other mammals, while other poems are written from the point of view of a prisoner, jailed for unknown crimes. Aside from these, there are many autobiographical and notional poems, subjects ranging from Chase's girlhood polio to her directions about daydreaming.
"Among other instructive pleasures in this new collection, Karen Chase's "Bear" poems are an innovation. I recommend them to the reader--with caution, please!"--John Haines
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2008
ISBN 1933880066 ISBN13 9781933880068
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More About Karen Chase
Karen Chase is Professor of English at the University of Virginia.
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Fans who enjoyed "Kazimierz Square" will be delighted Aug 10, 2008
Fans who enjoyed "Kazimierz Square" will be delighted as Karen Chase returns with her second anthology of poetry with "Bear". She focuses on the inspiration she drew from discovering an illegal bear poaching ring near her home in Massachusetts. The poems mix themes, leading to a varied yet enjoyable poetry experience that her fans will enjoy very much indeed, making "Bear" highly recommended to community library poetry collections. "Then I Talked to a Bear": Bear, you are all the people/ I have ever lost and all those/ I dread losing, who knows the order.// In this house of lost ones, you are my/ soulmate, a word I never used. This prison/ has stolen my subjunctives, my roar and/ lungs - think if a hunter cut your tongue.