Kevin Craft Solar Prominence

ISBN 13: 9780966501896

Solar Prominence

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9780966501896: Solar Prominence

Poetry. Kevin Craft's poetry has appeared in Poetry, VERSE, 9th Letter, AGNI, and Poetry Daily. A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Artist Trust of Washing State, he teaches English and writing at Everett Community College and for the University of Washington's Summer in Rome Seminar. Poet Stanley Plumly says about Kevin's poetry, "The intelligence, the imagination, the quick humor...all point in the same direction: toward the poem as a made thing, a thing of light, crafted, the way craft, through its various arts, transforms the generalities into the specifics of magic...There is a wealth of information here, but changed, at every turn, into different riches."

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Kevin Craft grew up in southern New Jersey and attended the University of Maryland where he received B.A.s in English and in French. He studied drama at the University of Sheffield in England, and later earned an M.F.A. in English from the University of Washington. His poems have appeared in many journals and reviews, including Poetry, Verse, 9th Letter, AGNI, and Poetry Daily.

He currently resides in Seattle where he teaches English and writing at Everett Community College and for the University of Washington's Summer in Rome Seminar. A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Artist Trust of Washington State, he also directs the nascent Possession Sound Writers Conference in Everett, and is editor of the journal Mare Nostrum.

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The intelligence, the imagination, the quick humor in Solar Prominence all point in the same direction: toward the poem as a made thing, a thing of light, crafted, the way craft, through its various art, transforms the generalities into the specifics of magic. The layering of detail, the building and unbuilding of the arguments of narrative, the commissions and omissions of the poet's autobiography form designs as well as designations, symbols as well as signatures. There is a wealth of information here, but changed, at every turn, into different riches. -- Stanley Plumly

The poems of Kevin Craft reveal exuberant invention, an originally angled imagination, and a verbal alertness which animates with seemingly casual authority his landscape of vivid images, making each poem a little depth charge of linguistic excitation. The work in this buoyant first collection revels in all sorts of worldly and wordly delights, moving in a fizz of high spirits from allusions to Shakespeare and the Bible to a table for two at Il Forno di Luigi, "whose gnocchi/ is out of this world." Caught in a friendly blizzard of nouns and adjectives and verbs, we look again at ordinary phenomena, grow "intimate with estrangement," and are delighted to find that even mollusks can make their own "disheveled music." -- Eamon Grennan

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