Item description for The Charge by Patrick Donnelly...
Intense and pristine lyrics by a poet living in the age of AIDS. He takes his subject head-on without a shred of sentimentality or self-pity. In spite of its difficult subject, this is not a dark book. Gregory Orr has said of Donnelly that "everything he writes is suffused with tenderness and intelligence, lucidity and courage." This is Donnelly's first book.
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Patrick Donnelly received an MFA from Warren Wilson College, where he was a recipient of the Larry Levis Scholarship. He is an Associate Editor at Four Way Books, a curator of the reading series at the Ear Inn in Greenwich Village, and Program Assistant of Readings on the Bowery, sponsored by Four Way at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.
Patrick Donnelly currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Patrick Donnelly was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Charge?
Great read! Sep 16, 2008
This book is filled with endearing and insightful poems. They will capture your spirit and leave you wanting for more. A real treasure to have as part of your collection!
So Wonderful! Jun 25, 2004
I loved this book - his rhythms are always delightfully precise, the language moves freely from one image to the next, the ideas are so complex and willing to become unsettled and unsolved in both the poet's mind and the reader's. Reading the poems aloud is also a great experience - so rich.
Haunting and Precise Mar 11, 2004
After encountering work on Poetry Daily, I looked forward to the collection; it has met my expectations, which were high. This is a good book--one that moves freely through its various sadnesses with great precision and rigor. A strong first collection.
Wonderful Collection Nov 6, 2003
This is simply a wonderful collection of poetry: well-written, engaging, thoughtful, even touching, at times. So much of Contemporary American Poetry, especially among the younger poets, is glib, sardonic, dull. How wonderful to find poetry like this. This is certainly one of the best first book of poems published this year.