• still

    Author(s):
    Steven Schroeder (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    GS Poetry and Poetics
    Subject(s):
    Poetry
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    poetry, Chicago
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/dprp-hb18
    Abstract:
    "Steven Schroeder's most recent collection of poems, Still, offers an amazing juxtaposition of imaginary elements and sensible phenomena that keeps the reader turning page after page in wonder. Poems of varied textures, from Zen-like shorts to lengthier narratives, offer shifts in perspective that surprise and delight, many with seasonal beauty or the natural world described in sparse but vivid detail, others with religious or political overtones that avoid pedantry but challenge the reader to think far beyond the page. Schroeder's ability to interweave many of the above themes is apparent especially towards the end of the book, in poems such as "bellum omnium contra omnes," in which Rachel Carson's prophetic words of the decades-old environmental classic Silent Spring meet those of Rabbi Hillel, Thomas Hobbes, Oprah, and "Chinese friends of a certain age," ending with echoes of Yeats. Who can resist? This collection is the best of Schroeder's impressive oeuvre." —Donna Pucciani
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
    License:
    Attribution

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