Poetry. By turns mischievous and passionate, by fits lyrical and foolish, the poems of VANISHING ACT map a sustained interrogation of the interior, taking as territory the lyric subject itself. The content derives from daily life, financial worries, washing the dishes, advancing age, but as poems proceed to impasse and insight, shifts in tone, focus, and rhythm transport those concerns. Considered as a whole, VANISHING ACT involves the "depth we feel" and "shadow we cast," the possibility of falling through one's self to "the view looking."
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Bruce Holsapple grew up in rural Maine in the 1950s, edited a small press in Portland, Maine, in the 70s, then wandered off (Washington, Vermont, New York, Texas), working a proverbial variety of jobs, before finding his way into central New Mexico. Once there, possibilities of redemption stretched out like a bright desert landscape, sandy wash, lunar hills, cactus, juniper, and steep, stony mountains. He currently lives in Magdalena, NM.
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Book Description La Alameda Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1888809590
Book Description LA Alameda Pr, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 144 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1888809590
Book Description La Alameda Press, U.S.A., 2011. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued. 1st Edition. Mint Condition. Signed. Many of the poems refer to Magdalena NM where the author lives and writes. Poet Bruce Holsapple has written two books about living in Magdalena, NM--Vanishing Act and Wayward Shadow¿and he promises a third book soon. His poems are silly, dense, sly, and emotional. Many were written in Magdalena's Hop Canyon and delight in details like wood stoves, wild flowers, broken shoe laces, and washing dishes. He sometimes reads them at the library. His themes involve small town life (and loves) and hiking in the mountains hereabouts, the Magdalenas, San Mateos, Manzanos and Bear Mountains. His scholarly book on the poetry of William Carlos Williams will be published by the University of New Mexico Press in December 2016. Full refund if you are not completely satisfied with your selection. Free postage and tracking to USA. Exact mailing costs to international buyers. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 63