Curses and Wishes: Poems (Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets)

Author: Carl Adamshick
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Category: Poetry By Individual Poets
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

The unusual voice encountered in Curses and Wishes carries a quiet, slightly elevated

conversational tone, which flows from intimate secrets to wider social concerns.

The poet has faith in economy and trusts in images to transfer knowledge that speech cannot. In Curses and Wishes the short, simple lines add up to a thoughtful book possessed with lyrical melancholy, a harmony of sadness and joy that sings: May happiness be a wheel, a lit throne, spinning / in the vast pinprick of darkness. By the close of this ambitious work the poet has inspired readers to see the multifaceted effects of our human connections.

About Carl Adamshick
Carl Adamshick received an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts and is a cofounder of Tavern Books. His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Harvard Review, the Missouri Review, American Poet, and Narrative magazine.


SKU BK-9780807137765
Barcode # 9780807137765
Brand Louisiana State University Press
Artist / Author Carl Adamshick
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.140m
Shipping Height 0.005m
Shipping Length 0.216m

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