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  • Omens in the year of the ox by Steven  Price

    ISBN: 192682976X

    Book Title: Omens in the year of the ox

    Page views: 3370

    Edition: Brick Books

    The author of the book: Steven Price

    ISBN 13: 9781926829760

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    Date of issue: February 7th 2012

    Last download: 14 days ago



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Poetry. Steven Price's second collection is part of a long-lived struggle to address the mysteries that both surround and inhabit us. The book draws together moments both contemporary and historical, ranging from Herodotus to Augustine of Hippo, from a North American childhood to Greek mythology; indeed, the collection is threaded with interjections from a Greek-style chorus of clever-minded, mischievous beings--half-ghost, half-muse--whose commentaries tormentingly egg the writer on. In poems that range from free verse to prose to formal constructions, Price addresses the moral lack in the human heart and the labor of living with such a heart. Yet the Hopkins-like, sonorous beauty of the language reveals "grace and the idea of grace everywhere, in spite of what we do." The pleasures of Price's musicality permeate confrontation with even the darkest of human moments; the poems thus surreptitiously remind us that to confront our own darkness is one of the divine acts of which humans are capable.



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