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One Hour That Morning: And Other Poems

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One Hour That Morning: And Other Poems

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Description

One Hour That Morning: And Other Poems is the fifth collection of poetry from Lex Runciman.

ISBN

9781908836649

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Salmon Poetry

City

Cliffs of Moher, Country Clare

Disciplines

Poetry

Comments

Cover image and reviews 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

"In One Hour That Morning we find the whole spectrum of ordinary tragedy and excruciatingly particularized joy, brought to us in a language like cold water over stones, all flourish replaced by clarity, all depiction a kind of painterly ekphrasis, a careful entrance, breath almost held, as though to preserve the momentariness that is the only possibility of perfection in this life. Lex Runciman has given us a book that is wise and beautiful and that the years will not tarnish." - Christopher Howell, author of Dreamless and Possible

"Elegiac, compassionate, movingly wise, Lex Runciman’s new poems offer lyric proofs of a moment’s multiplicity, the multitude of givens in any given moment. Runciman’s world of haunting tropes and music is one in which “Hope wears a sweater with deep pockets./ Despair plays a distant flute in the dark.” This splendid collection’s particulars fulfill the promise made in one poem’s title: encountering these poems, a reader will find that “no one goes unamazed.” No one." - Paulann Peterson, Oregon Poet Laureate, author of Understory

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