Entire Dilemma: Poems

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Entire Dilemma: Poems

Entire Dilemma Poems Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkhard s seventh collection of poetry and his first book since W W Norton published My Secret Boat A Notebook of Prose and Poems in He has received a Whiting Writers A

  • Title: Entire Dilemma: Poems
  • Author: Michael Burkard
  • ISBN: 9781889330181
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkhard s seventh collection of poetry and his first book since W.W Norton published My Secret Boat A Notebook of Prose and Poems in 1990 He has received a Whiting Writers Award, the Poetry Society of America s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and two grants from both the New York State Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for thEntire Dilemma is Michael Burkhard s seventh collection of poetry and his first book since W.W Norton published My Secret Boat A Notebook of Prose and Poems in 1990 He has received a Whiting Writers Award, the Poetry Society of America s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and two grants from both the New York State Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts He has taught at various colleges and universities, most recently the University of Louisville, LeMoyne College, and Syracuse University During the 1990s, he has also worked as an alcoholism counselor, particularly with children whose lives have been impacted by alcoholism On rare occasions one comes across an artist whose work feels truly haunted, as mysterious and resonant as the landscape or the constantly shifting reality of our dreams Michael Burkard s poetry presents a kaleidoscopic and rigorously self reflective vision, encompassing at once a great tenderness for the world and an uneasiness with the surfaces to which we cling In a time of far too muchcleverness and cacophony, Entire Dilemma serves as a touchstone, an indispensable reminder of just how quiet and redemptive poetry can be Provincetown Arts Burkard s poems are lit from within, radiant but disturbing Entire Dilemma exists where complex hope, via poetic creation, defeats simple spiritual estrangement The Gettysburg Review Burkard s new book stands as an antidote to the fashionable but spiritually unambitious work that passes for publishable poetry now flooding the literary marketplace Burkard returns us to a primary strangeness He is invested in a metaphysics of relationship, probing into how we treat each other and hence ourselves His is an honest introspection mapping out hearts that ever slide Harvard Review Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkard s first book since 1990 s My Secret Boat A Notebook of Prose and Poems , and it is, in my mind, the most coherent of his collections The earlier work sings to and from what could be called American surrealism Williams and Stevens, Tate and Knott , with strains of Kafka, Babel, and Borges providing th

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    1. Angela on said:

      My review of this poetry collection will be partial: Michael was my poetry professor and is a mentor who has gently nudged me to write more since I've started working him. To say he is one of the most encouraging, giving and genuine writer would be an understatement. For all the accolades Michael has received for his writing, he is just as introspective and kind. I've since tried to devour many of his works, but I still find myself gravitating towards Entire Dilemma. For one, I believe this is t [...]

    2. Barton Smock on said:

      for the poems Sober Ghost and Ghost-Harm alone, this book should be cherished but not as something pristine but as something handed down, transformed, and rubbed at. I've not read something so surreal yet grounded in the conversational seriousness that negates passivity. though my first Burkard book, its voice takes on that of the angel and the devil my shoulders have often hosted.

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