By Richard Newman
PRAISE FOR the entire WASTED great thing about THE WORLD:
Richard Newman’s the entire Wasted fantastic thing about the realm is masterful and magnetic, from the “galaxy of gnats” soaring within the St. Louis twilight to the way in which a backwoods junkyard “gnaws on a pile of previous Ford bones.” He sees a bunch of bored highschool teenagers with “nothing to lose/ yet silly summer time jobs and innocence,” and captures with excellent acuity how “September rain in streetlight/ silvers the cypress needles, scatters new dimes/ one of the nuisance alley mulberry trees.” Newman’s poems, with their formal, lapidary precision, their indelible images of lifestyles within the reasonable bars, again alleys, and rough-hewn edges of the Midwest, shock a starvation in us for a language greater, wilder, and unabashedly loftier than day-by-day speech.
-George Bilgere, writer of Imperial
The poems in Richard Newman's notable 3rd assortment, all of the Wasted great thing about the area, are heady explorers. They roam from misplaced guy move to Benton Park, from downtown St. Louis to Southern Indiana, all of the whereas balancing lovely musicality with lyric originality. in the middle of the wandering, there's longing in those poems-for position, for order, for morning. there's urgency, too, and wonder, wasted and another way, in areas we do not continuously anticipate it. Newman is a daring and masterful formalist in a free-verse international, and he makes use of sonnets, aubades, villanelles, and odes to reconcile the geographies of the internal and external. repeatedly, this assortment makes us recalibrate our real north and forces us to think again the area for all the unpredictable locations the place we will locate beauty.
-Adrian Matejka, writer of the massive Smoke
Newman makes use of the facility of recollection and imagery to craft odes, sonnets, villanelles, ballads, and unfastened verse with titles like “Four childrens Pissing off the Overpass after a Cardinals Game.” every one poem calls our recognition to a rough-and-tumble, daily the USA we regularly force earlier yet put out of your mind. the entire Wasted great thing about the area returns us to the genuine and, as a result, the recent by way of placing at the brakes and asking us to seem, if in basic terms in short, past our rear-views.
-Dorianne Laux, writer of The booklet of Men
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Newman is the writer of the poetry collections family Fugues (Steel Toe Books, 2009) and Borrowed cities (Word Press, 2005), in addition to numerous poetry chapbooks. His poems have seemed in top American Poetry, street, Crab Orchard evaluate, degree, New Letters, Poems & performs, Poetry day-by-day, The sunlight, Unsplendid, Verse day-by-day, and lots of different periodicals and anthologies. His poem "Bellefontaine Cemetery" received first position within the 2010 Ledge Poetry Awards. He lives in St. Louis, the place he stories books for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and edits River Styx.
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