Paperback / softback
November 3, 2003
9780819566508
English
88
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.3 Pounds (US)
$15.95 USD, £12.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Hardback
November 3, 2003
9780819566492
English
88
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.5 Pounds (US)
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v2.1 Reference

Luster

Don Bogen's latest volume, Luster, takes on everything from bullhorns to the cultivation of olive trees in poems that are sharp-edged and open to surprise. They capture not just things themselves but the essential contexts—history, power, the personal and the social—that give them meaning. The stylistic dexterity and range of approaches here make the book as rich as the world it engages. Luster includes evocations of place and memory, character studies of figures from Coleridge to Tarzan, a verse epistle, and an extended meditation on machines in our daily lives, all within an overarching vision. From racehorses to waterwheels to great cities, Bogen illuminates "things that go," in both their dynamism and their inevitable decay. Luster traces the sheen of human activity that clings to the world around us: imperfect, irrevocably marred by time, but always gleaming.

About the Author

DON BOGEN is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of The Known World (Wesleyan, 1997) and After the Splendid Display (Wesleyan, 1986).

Reviews

"Don Bogen has long been one of our finest poets, and Luster is his best book. Distinguished for its mix of styles and forms, Luster attempts nothing less than a reclamation of public poetry..."—Alan Shapiro, author of Song and Dance

Endorsements

"Don Bogen has long been one of our finest poets, and Luster is his best book. Distinguished for its mix of styles and forms, Luster attempts nothing less than a reclamation of public poetry..." —Alan Shapiro, author of Song and Dance

"In his hands, the prose of life turns to poetry of sober dignity, ethical urgency, and wit. He sells nothing short, buys nothing cheap. Luster is a durable and valuable book."—Rosanna Warren, author of Stained Glass
Wesleyan University Press
Wesleyan Poetry Series

9780819566508 : luster-bogen
Paperback / softback
88 Pages
$15.95 USD
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Hardback
88 Pages
$28.00 USD

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Luster

Don Bogen
Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
$12.99 USD - Electronic book text

The Known World

Don Bogen
Jan 2012 - Wesleyan University Press
$12.99 USD - Electronic book text

The Known World

Don Bogen
Mar 1997 - Wesleyan University Press
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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