By James Longenbach
Earthling confronts our private fears in transparent and haunting language, from “a poet of notable presents” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).
“Earthling” is among the oldest phrases within the English language, our unique be aware for ploughman, a keeper of the earth. In poems at the same time usual and otherworldly, James Longenbach strains the lifetime of a modern day earthling as he appears squarely at his little patch of earth and on the enormous vacancy of interstellar house. starting with the demise of the earthling’s mom and finishing with a war of words along with his personal mortality, the poems inside of Earthling face up to grievance or agitation. In them, the genuine and the imagined, the cloth and the allegorical, intersect at transferring angles and supply clean views and lasting consolation.
Every morning humans do just what I do.
They make their beds, they perform their lutes.
Then why am I so afraid?
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