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Disfortune: Poems Joe Wenderoth

Disfortune: Poems

Joe Wenderoth

Published August 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780819522221
Hardcover
84 pages
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Disfortune is not in the mainstream of American poetic speech, nor is it easily placed into any of the well-known poetic speech-camps that have arisen on its margins. Terse, haunting lyrics expose the irreducible contradictions of living, whereinMoreDisfortune is not in the mainstream of American poetic speech, nor is it easily placed into any of the well-known poetic speech-camps that have arisen on its margins. Terse, haunting lyrics expose the irreducible contradictions of living, wherein the talking-singing, the whole talking-/singing ball of yarn, begins to unravel. Deceptively casual in tone, these poems offer startling confrontations with the unoriginal/oblivion, with the contrived delicacy/of what is emptied and kept. Joe Wenderoth sees fortune as the mute history of events proceeding toward the ultimate security- his poems arise from disfortune, from the need Just to sing the song thats kept you/quiet/all this time. This book is a rare occurrence, marking not only a new intimacy with the world, but also a remembering of the determined motion of intimacy itself.