Rain Through High Windows
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These poems slow the planet so gradually that all adapt to its halt; one forgets that time should be passing, accepts the poet’s “static divine” and lets “hours line up like saints.” Each poem loses us further in Hoeppner’s wilderness: his natural world is held lightly on the tongue until it dissolves; his patience allows us to listen as “the full moon in soft Italian whispers off the balcony, parsing bluish dust . . . ” This is a book that finds peace not in consequence but in the innocence of result, the slip into what comes after.
New Issues Poetry and Prose, 9780932826923, 72pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2000
About the Author
EDWARD HAWORTH HOEPPNER was born in Winona, Minnesota, where he graduated from Saint Mary's University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1984, and is the author of Echoes and Moving Fields: Structure and Subjectivity in the Poetry of W. S. Merwin and John Ashbery. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, The Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. He teaches at Oakland University and lives in Rockford, Michigan.
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