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Red Strawberry Leaf: Selected Poems, 1994-2001
by John Peck
University of Chicago Press, 2005
Paper: 978-0-226-65295-5 | Cloth: 978-0-226-65294-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3566.E247R43 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The poems in Red Strawberry Leaf speak in a voice unique in American letters, moving effortlessly beyond arbitrary city limits and national borders, transcending trends, continents, and eras to connect individual states of mind to the whole of Western culture. Written over seven years, Red Strawberry Leaf meditates on the spirit's engagement with the world in an allusive, personal style, in which neither the personal nor the tribal holds pride of place. Scattered touches of apocalypse and dark collective inventories serve only to highlight moments of burnished, lyric brilliance. These challenging poems will reward readers many times over.

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