Item description for Postcards from the Interior by Wyn Cooper...
Postcards from the Interior is a collection of postcard poems written from different geographical locations and varied states of heart and mind. The first section, "Postcards from Vermont," is composed of poems about Vermont towns and historical landmarks. The second section, "Postcards from the Interior," stretches to include poems from far-flung places, real and imagined. Adroit at juxtaposing the exterior weather of landscapes and the interior weather of the human condition, Cooper writes poetry with the heft of a Romantic meditation and the breezy ease of contemporary song lyrics.
Wyn Cooper has published three previous poetry collections. A poem from his first book was turned into lyrics for Sheryl Crow's Grammy-winning song "All I Wanna Do." He lives in Battleboro, Vermont.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN 1929918658 ISBN13 9781929918652
Availability 0 units.
More About Wyn Cooper
Wyn Cooper has published three poetry collections, including Postcards from the Interior (BOA, 2005). His lyrics were recorded by Sheryl Crow for her hit song "All I Wanna Do." He collaborates on spoken word/music recordings with novelist Madison Smartt Bell, organizes the Brattleboro Literary Festival, and in 2009 worked for the Poetry Foundation at the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute.
Wyn Cooper currently resides in the state of Vermont. Wyn Cooper was born in 1957.
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Odysseus in the Twenty-First Century May 7, 2008
In Wyn Cooper's Postcards from the Interior the poet/speaker as traveler becomes a 21st century Odysseus stripped of his ancient heroic accoutrements: someone made more human by his travels, someone whose hand we have shaken, someone we hope to see again after the journey is over and the traveler returns. The traveler in these poems moves from real to imaginary places finding a different truth to be told in each place. The poems are, as Andre Dubus said, "postcards from an old friend unsure if he'll ever see us again, and there's so little time and so much to capture."