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Sometimes The World Is Too Beautiful
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Sometimes The World Is Too Beautiful (Paperback)

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Sometimes The World Is Too Beautiful combines poems selected from A Boy's Face With Swan Wings with recent poems. Set in the South, with references to Tennessee, the Gulf, Memphis, and Mississippi, the result is a book that reads as a book, not as a miscellany, offering section by section poems of nature, family, art, and marriage, and then, with the new poems, the painful dissolution of the marriage, a multi-faceted self-portrait, and finally, the elegiac 'Grace' about the death of Lovitt's mother. 'Sometimes The World Is Too Beautiful is a beautifully organized book, the first half made up of selected poems from A Boy's Face With Swan Wings, 2004, poems of nature, family, art, and marriage, and the second half comprised of recent poems, 2005-2010. The division between the two is almost seamless. Sometimes The World Is Too Beautiful is a volume I watched, sometimes impatiently, carefully take shape across the years. It was worth the wait.' - D.C. Berry, author of Saigon Cemetery, Divorce Boxing, Vietnam Ecclesiastes, Hamlet Off Stage, A Week on the Chunky and Chickasawhay

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Texas Review Press Publication Date: 15/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781933896632  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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SWEP LOVITT was raised in Mississippi and after thirty years abroad, Memphis, TN., has returned to live in Brookhaven. Swep's publications include a volume, A Boy's Face With Swan Wings, UKA Press, 2004, and 70 poems in 35 mags/lit journals including Texas Review, Mississippi Review, Poem, and Visions-International. Swep has two grown sons and a daughter, all with poems of their own.

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