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The Country of Here Below (Poetry of the West)

Cooper, Wm

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ISBN 10: 0916272346 / ISBN 13: 9780916272340
Published by Ahsahta Press, Boise, ID, 1993
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Small tape-repaired tear to spine. Light shelf wear. Solid copy with clean pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 055334

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Title: The Country of Here Below (Poetry of the ...

Publisher: Ahsahta Press, Boise, ID

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 2nd Printing.

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As Madison Smartt Bell states in his introduction, "The potential and actual malevolence of the world is basic to most of these poems." Yet Wyn Cooper captures this malevolence in a playfully honest fashion, free from the sensationalism of the six o'clock news. In "American Violence" we experience those electrically charged moments before a fight. But in a move that is both fresh and unexpected, Cooper turns the violence into something more than machismo and high-flying emotions. "There are people in the room and we can't let them down./ What would they think if I shrugged and walked away?" In this way, Cooper points the finger back at himself and, through association, at each of us who cares to watch.

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