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Starting from Anywhere

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Starting from Anywhere

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Description

Starting from Anywhere is based upon the generous belief that poetry can begin with anything: a painting, a line from another poem, or even how perfectly ordinary things can "balk account." The urgency underlying these quiet poems reveals how the eye and imagination can, must, or perhaps simply will, remake the world.

ISBN

9781907056109

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Salmon Poetry

City

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Disciplines

Poetry

Comments

Description, cover image, and reviews provided courtesy of Salmon Poetry.

Author/Editor Bio

Lex Runciman is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Linfield College. He holds a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Utah, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Montana, and a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University.

Reviews

"From the first poem, In My Alternate Life, through the volume's mid-point - a short prose piece called When Fictions Are Facts, which explains that the writer, adopted as a child, must imagine his own origins - to the end, which promises 'there is always something more,' this book sings. The poems may start everywhere, but they teem with carefully observed, sensuous details: tayberries, deodar cedars, 'the mucus of slugs,' the whole 'earth, the ripe impossible school.' Reading Lex Runciman's poems, we are invited to see our world with new eyes." - Lisa Steinman

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