Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar
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"Basking in the twilight of Late Romanticism, Meier . . . finds the rays seductive but damaging . . . Meier's sophisticated debut promises further developments."--Publishers Weekly on Terrain Vague Domesticity, nature, and heartbreak inhabit this seriously playful second collection. Through precise description and inventive vocabulary, Meier's poems are relentless in their efforts to sincerely address contemporary uncertainty and love. A great book for readers looking to rediscover Romantic poetry: "Embrace was a word first used of forts, / until the one body fell down inside the other body, and was lost."
Wave Books, 9781933517100, 108pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2006
About the Author
Richard Meier's first book, Terrain Vague, was selected by Tomaz Salamun for the Verse Prize and published by Verse Press in 2001. He lives in Orfordville, Wisconsin and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.