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By Klug, Nate

ISBN-10: 022619695X

ISBN-13: 9780226196954

ISBN-10: 022619700X

ISBN-13: 9780226197005

Milton’s God
the place I-95 meets The Pike,
a ponderous thunderhead flowered—
 
stewed a minute, then flipped
like a flash card, tattered
edges crinkling in, linings so dark
with over the top bright
 
that, status, ready, on the overpass edge,
the onlooker couldn’t decide
 
till the tip, or maybe then,
what used to be published and what have been hidden.
 
 
utilizing various types and attaining a number of musical results, Nate Klug’s Anyone traces the unraveling of astonishment upon small scenes—natural and household, political and religious—across America’s East and Midwest. The book’s identify foregrounds the anonymity it seeks via numerous skill: first, via shut remark (a concrete observed, a goshawk, a bicyclist); and, moment, through translation (satires from Horace and Catullus, and excerpts from Virgil’s Aeneid). Uniquely between modern poetry volumes, Anyone demonstrates fluency within the paradoxes of a non secular life: “To stand someday / open air my religion . . . or preserve ready / to be claimed in it.” Engaged with theology and the classics yet by no means abstruse, all of the whereas the poems stay grounded within the exceptional, actual global of “what it truly is to suppose: /  moods, part moods, / swarming, then darting loose.”

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43 to 42; 68 degrees. ”  24 Schine 7 hallway traffic eyeless as a city sidewalk: nurses wrapped around their charting booths, tuxedoed marching food service, timid priest. ”  Dying shyly, a nurses’ favorite juggled his breath mask, shifted its pale face across his face, deliberating between competing concealments.  Swiping in, a nurse named Dave turns his baseball cap around. 25 In Calico Rock, Arkansas Matthew 26:73 From No Jake Brake and No Barn Burn on to Peppersauce and Greasy Slim old East Calico now a ghost town so anyone’s language shall reveal him decrepit stones once City Jail tells iron sign the words still welded kept and lost in Calico Rock 26 Novitiate for Matt (Brother Isaac) Entire Thursdays in your room.

Here, nobody can make it, least of all a corpse’s courier. But you sit at your apartment window, whispering such a story into evening. 20 Lullaby on Election Eve Let the salt night stir among cinder blocks and the old Caterpillar plough in the yard, realty signs unhinged since Irene; let snow, like a sandstorm or Operation New Dawn, cancel the low motel roofs, then the cars, and prepare less predictable shapes. No reason for us to have been here, no messages but in sleep. 21 Lost Seasons 1. Squared into neat fires edging the lawn, maple leaves scatter at the first swell of storm: pile tops, like tile roofs, lifted, assumed into one brief funneling garland of seed that lurches above the pavement.

Like standing over a hollowed bed in the morning not knowing who wrested you from it. Mostly, nothing 29 2. Find yourself finding yourself again plumbing the river thicket for a deeper russet still to build a world with 30 3. The loneliness of happiness the happiness in loneliness the haplessness 31 Octonaire on the World’s Vanity and Inconstancy (after Antoine de Chandieu) When the sky’s dark face catches his eye again, let memory write of a darkness beyond this: days self-blinded, nights of searching untaught, thinking his own thought light.

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