The Lords of Misrule (Heftet)

Poems 1992-2001

Serie: Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2002
Antall sider: 112
Forlag: Johns Hopkins University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9780801871689
Omtale The Lords of Misrule
The Lords of Misrule, X. J. Kennedy's seventh volume of poetry, exhibits his characteristic blend of wit, intellectual curiosity, and formal mastery. The sixty poems collected here explore a wide range of subjects: a scathing curse on a sneak-thief, a wry ballad of Henry James and his not-quite lover Constance Fenimore Woolson, an elegy for Allen Ginsberg, incisive views of contemporary Egypt, a serio-comic meditation on the relic of St. Teresa of Avila which Spain's General Franco kept at his bedside, and a response to the events of September 11. Like the controlled frenzy of medieval Christmas festivities presided over by the appointed Lords of Misrule, Kennedy's poems possess a chaotic humor and frenetic energy held within tight metrical bounds. In his latest collection, Kennedy confirms his reputation as one of America's most accomplished and engaging poets.

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