Compass (T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry Winner, 2013) (New Odyssey)

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Hammering on high ladders and plumbing the Paris catacombs, the poems of Luc Phinney's debut Compass take us to times and places as familiar as they are strange. These are landscapes of primordial language and of the everyday origins of fatherhood; of the urban and the wild, and of the human act of making. In the modern, tangled world these poems travel, but they always orbit home. This prize-winning collection is rigorous, experimental, and intimate.

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Luc Phinney recalls the ancient notion of poet as maker, for Compass possesses the imagistic substance, auditory sway and verbal materiality of a made thing. Each poem is like an architectural structure whose lines have been measured, leveled and hammered into place, yet for all the hard labor that went into their making, their interior spaces are filled with the spirit of human affection. As tender and open-hearted as it is determined, as intimate and adoring as it is dramatic, Compass forms a wonderfully accomplished addition to contemporary American poetry.—Sherod Santos

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Winner of the 2013 T. S. Eliot Prize for this book, Luc Phinney has worked as a carpenter, contractor, site engineer, landscape architect, poetry lecturer, and park worker. His designs for buildings and landscapes have been completed in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. While living in Montana he designed and built, with his architect-wife, a house made from the boles of firs, steel, and travertine. This is his first book of poems.

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