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The Looking House: Poems e-book

Author:

Fred Marchant

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Poetry

ePub size:

1612 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

Graywolf Press; Original edition (May 26, 2009)

Pages:

88

ISBN:

1555975283

The Looking House: Poems e-book

by Fred Marchant


In The Looking House-Fred Marchant's new collection of poems-the poet lays out a map of human suffering, from wars within the psyche to wars that rage across the contemporary landscape.

In The Looking House-Fred Marchant's new collection of poems-the poet lays out a map of human suffering, from wars within the psyche to wars that rage across the contemporary landscape. These intense, innovative lyrics stir and disturb, remaining aware of the way history bears down upon us and makes us responsible for the consequences of our choices. Marchant maps the shelters, the "precarious places" that give us refuge and "teach us everything.

In The Looking House?Fred Marchant?s new collection of poems?the poet lays out a map of human suffering, from wars within the psyche to wars that rage across the contemporary landscape. Marchant maps the shelters, the ?precarious places? that give us refuge and ?teach us everything. Such a place might be an open window at midnight in childhood, or the broken sill of a deserted hut on the coast of Donegal.

Fred Marchant's poetry collections include Said Not Said (2017), The Looking House (2009), Tipping Point .

Fred Marchant's poetry collections include Said Not Said (2017), The Looking House (2009), Tipping Point (2003), and Full Moon Boat (2000). Janette Currie, writing in Pleiades, has written that Marchant’s great achievement in The Looking House is to create a new anti-war poetics out of seemingly disparate subjects and images. Marchant has also cotranslated (with Nguyen Ba Chung) From a Corner of My Yard (2006), poetry by the Vietnamese poet Tran Dang Khoa.

In The Looking House-Fred Marchant's new collection of poems-the poet lays out a map of human suffering, from .

To my mind, what distinguishes Marchant's work is his willingness to take a hard look at human suffering while maintaining his unflinching, delicate tone.

Browse through Fred Marchant's poems and quotes. 1 poems of Fred Marchant.

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Fred Marchant (born December 1946) is an American poet and academic. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2009. "Fred Marchant," Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace - Biographies, M, Koa Books. Marchant earned a . from Brown University, and an . from the University of Chicago. ăng Khoa Trà̂n, From a Corner of My Yard: Poems Từ góc sân nhà em: thơ (translated with Bá Chung Nguyẽ̂n). William Edgar Stafford, Another World Instead: The early poems, 1937-1947. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2008. Fred Marchant reading "The Salt Stronger" for Common Threads 2015.

Fred Marchant is the author of four poetry collections: The Looking House (Graywolf Press, 2009); House on Water, House in Air (Dedalus Press, 2002); Full Moon Boat (Graywolf Press, 2000); and Tipping Point (The Word Works, 1993). Receive a new poem in your inbox daily. Here is what the mind does.

Fred Marchant is an American poet, and Professor of English and Literature at Suffolk University. He is the director of both the Creative Writing program and The Poetry Center at Suffolk University. In 1970, he became one of the first officers of the US Marine Corps to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objectors in the Vietnam war. He is the author of four books of poetry, of which Tipping Point was the winner of the 1993 Washington Prize in poetry

"To my mind, what distinguishes Marchant's work is his willingness to take a hard look at human suffering while maintaining his unflinching, delicate tone." ―The Journal house that floatson a muddy river in spring-time flood,house like a human head on the surface,house with a boy's face, turned up. ―from "House on Water, House in Air"

In The Looking House―Fred Marchant's new collection of poems―the poet lays out a map of human suffering, from wars within the psyche to wars that rage across the contemporary landscape. These intense, innovative lyrics stir and disturb, remaining aware of the way history bears down upon us and makes us responsible for the consequences of our choices. Marchant maps the shelters, the "precarious places" that give us refuge and "teach us everything." Such a place might be an open window at midnight in childhood, or the broken sill of a deserted hut on the coast of Donegal. In these poems a "looking house" can just as easily be a locked ward, a barracks, a movie theater at midday, or that room in Rome where Keats lay dying. These poems may show us a broken world, but they also offer glimpses of survival and renewal, of trust and reconnection.


Billy Granson
The Looking House has been a source of great inspiration for me. The poems are open and honest.
Skiletus
This is Fred Marchant's new book and this wonderful poet just keeps getting better. Honest about our darkness, even about evil itself, and yet he still trusts our goodness and believes in beauty too. His lines never show off, and with their careful craft they earn the right to be heard--and always transcend craft in their flight. If you want political poetry that sings and never preaches, that makes you want to sit up all night thinking and just being alive, read it.
Reemiel
Just finished Marchant's THE LOOKING HOUSE. This is a poet who uniquely communicates not just his feelings but mine too (and I've never been part of a war nor a man--not in this lifetime at least). I find his way with words to be raw & scary with a hint of tenderness throughout.

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