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Every Crow in the Blue Sky Burgess Needle

Every Crow in the Blue Sky

Burgess Needle

Published December 31st 2009
ISBN : 9781936021147
Paperback
144 pages
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Narrative verse has found a new voice, a storyteller of verve and brio, recasting the lapidary virtues of the short story into musical lines, new American rhythms and inflections. The poems of Burgess Needle tell all sides, his childhood struggleMoreNarrative verse has found a new voice, a storyteller of verve and brio, recasting the lapidary virtues of the short story into musical lines, new American rhythms and inflections. The poems of Burgess Needle tell all sides, his childhood struggle with a casually brutal father, the Arizona people and landscapes, the travel experiences of his counter-cultural youth as a wide-eyed TEFL teacher in Thailand. Some of the poems come from myth and history, from anecdotes gleaned in the contact zone along the Mexican border. And some reflect on his own daily life, poems found in the mirror, in the hospital bed, in his partners arms. All of the stories share a vigorous and natural style of delivery, a line rich in real things, details, voices, lived experiences, all animated by a spirit of inquiry, a feeling of sympathy, a spirit of openness, candor, love of life.