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A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness

A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness (Paperback)

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A SHORT BESTIARY OF LOVE AND MADNESS, POEMS THAT GIVE VOICE TO THE ANIMAL IN US ALL In verse and in prose, George Looney's fifth book of poetry, A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness, delves into the worlds of birds and mammals, fish and insects, looking for ways to describe and maybe even understand the various madnesses that love brings.In the lives of the beasts we find find much hard evidence of loss and despair, but these fables and parables offer, along the way, absolution and, yes, even salvation, of a sort. 'George Looney's poetry,' novelist and poet Laura Kasischke writes, 'resonates at the level of myth and history, evoking a kind of ancient music alongside the details of our contemporary lives the way weather and the human psyche join to make a dream. This is an important and impressive new collection by one of our most interesting poets.'The poems in this collection create a realm where myth and history come together to form a natural world imbued with meaning, one that allows for the possibility of finding, carved in rock, 'a figure that could be divine' (as one of the poems puts it). Here, in the mundane habits of fish and fowl and mammal and insect, the poems find, inscribed, an elegant language that pronounces the passions we need to claim as ours in order to remain human. 'A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness,' poet Malena Moerling has written, 'is a beautiful and wondrous book chock full of fantastic poems - poems of crocodiles, ghosts, sea robins and angels. Here the magic of the familiar and the mystery of the unseen are seamlessly and lyrically celebrated. This is an inspired and original book.' In this evocative collection, as 'Formed of Burning and Song' puts it, readers will witness a passionate language 'etching / the elaborate form of longing in the earth.'

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poetsFiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press Publication Date: 20/10/2011 ISBN-13: 9781936205349  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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George Looney's books include The Precarious Rhetoric of Angels (2005 White Pine Press Poetry Prize), Attendant Ghosts (Cleveland State University Press, 2000), Animals Housed in the Pleasure of Flesh (1995 Bluestem Award), Hymn of Ash (the 2007 Elixir Press Fiction Chapbook Award), a new book of poetry, Open Between Us (Turning Point Press, 2010), and the forthcoming A History of What Music Can Do (Truman State University Press, 2012). His work has earned fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, as well as awards from such literary journals as The Missouri Review, Zone 3, New Letters, and The Literary Review. He is Chair of the BFA in Creative Writing Program at Penn State Erie (a program he founded), Editor-in-Chief of the international literary journal Lake Effect, Translation Editor of Mid-American Review (where he was once Editor-in-Chief), and Co-Director (and Co-Founder) of the Chautauqua Writers' Festival. He earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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