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There It Is [Epub] ❧ There It Is Author Michael Casey – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In 1972 Michael Casey won the Yale Younger Poets Prize for Obscenities a collection of poems drawn from his military experience during the Vietnam War In his forward to the book judge Stanley Kunitz c In Michael Casey won the Yale Younger Poets Prize for Obscenities a collection of poems drawn from his military experience during the Vietnam War In his forward to the book judge Stanley Kunitz called the work a kind of anti poetry that befits a kind of war empty of any kind of glory and the first significant book of poems written by an American to spring from the war in Vietnam Its raw depictions of war's mundanity and obscenity resonated with a broad audience and Obscenities went into a mass market paperback There It Epub / edition and was stocked in drugstores as well as bookstores In the decades since Casey s poetry has continued to document the places of his work and life Then and now his poems foreground the voices around him over that of a single author; they are the words of young American conscripts and their Vietnamese counterparts coworkers and bosses neighbors and strangers His compressed sketches and unadorned monologues have appeared in The New York Times The Nation and Rolling Stone There It Is New and Selected Poems presents for the first time a full tour through Casey s work from his debut to s Check Points together with new and uncollected work from the late s on Here are all the locations of Casey s life and work Lowell to Landing Zone dye house to desk and an ensemble cast with a lot to say.


1 thoughts on “There It Is

  1. Dave Newman Dave Newman says:

    This is a bible for those of us who love to hear working voices Casey is a master of vernacular language and raising mundane details to illumination Very few poets are capable of engaging readers with characters trying desperately not to be defined by what they do mill workers soldiers vets MPs frustrated parents and drunken teenagers townies and villagers people stuck in offices and their bosses but Casey shows us our lives on every page Reading these poems is walking through America with your ears blown open What a book


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