Suzanne Doyle, in her first volume of poems in more than a decade, grapples with despair and loss, with a fierce formality whose only antecedents may be Baudelaire and Cunningham. Lucid and rich with meaning, these poems will leave you knowing you have been somewhere.
author: Suzanne J. Doyle ASIN or ISBN-10: 0974114316 binding: Paperback list price: $8.50 USD amazon price: $8.50 USD
Suzanne J. Doyle was born in St. Charles, Missouri in 1953. She graduated in 1975 with honors in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she studied under the poet Edgar Bowers. Accepted in Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program, she received her MA in 1978. She has published the following slim volumes of verse: Sweeter for the Dark (1982), Domestic Passions (1984), Dangerous Beauties (1990), and Calypso (2003).
IF you think that Turner Cassity has mellowed or slowed down since the 1998 release of his selected poems, The Destructive Element, think again. In No Second Eden Cassity is back more Swiftian than ever. Among the targets reduced to ruin are countertenors, parole boards, the French Symbolists, calendar reformers, the Yale Divinity School, and the cult of Elvis. Without turning a blind eye, he even extends a toast to Wernher von Braun. Surprisingly, there is a poem about the Mississippi in which Cassity grew up. Unsurprisingly, it is a vision quite unlike others of that state.
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